NATIONAL DAY RALLY
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
National Day Rally speech
At his National Day Rally speech in English on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong honoured Singapore’s pioneer servicemen and took stock of the nation’s 50-year journey. He said multi-racialism, ruggedness and trust were key to Singapore’s success, and emphasised the importance of keeping Singapore a “shining red dot” over the next 50 years.
Speaking at the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the importance of Singapore being aware of its external environment, as future instability in the region cannot be ruled out. He also stressed the importance of maintaining the quality of Singapore's leaders and strengthening the economy and defence, saying that this can be done through education and making sure no one is left behind.
At his National Day Rally speech in English on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a slew of changes, including raising the re-employment age to 67 by 2017, an Enhanced Baby Bonus, as well as an extra week of paternity leave. He looked ahead to the next 50 years, noting that Singapore’s challenges are formidable but not insurmountable, if it continues to have a strong team of leaders and people.
At his National Day Rally speech in Mandarin on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government is working hard to meet the people’s basic needs, such as providing more affordable food and introducing measures to ensure affordable public transport. It has also reduced healthcare costs through the Pioneer Generation Package and MediShield Life, he said.
At the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Government would strengthen the teaching of secular subjects in madrasahs by providing financial support to upgrade teachers of secular subjects, as well as fund awards for students who do well in those subjects.
31 Aug 2015 23:21
While the move is voluntary, some observers say smaller firms may struggle to cope with the additional strain on manpower.
27 Aug 2015 22:09
Contributors to government feedback unit REACH are heartened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's vision for Singapore, which he shared during his National Day Rally speech, adds the Senior Minister of State for Health.
25 Aug 2015 21:38
The principal of one madrasah, as well as former madrasah students, have welcomed initiatives by the Government to strengthen the teaching of secular subjects in these schools.
24 Aug 2015 23:00
Though the measures will create a happier workforce, preparations need to be made, says an employer on the introduction of longer paternity leave.
24 Aug 2015 21:48
With the changes in the grants, more than two-thirds of Singaporean families can qualify for the grant, compared to more than half currently.
As of last month, about 2,900 Executive Condominium units remained unsold and as many as four projects expected to launch later this year.