Highlights: National Day Rally 2019

Highlights: National Day Rally 2019

PM Lee NDR speech
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers his National Day Rally speech on Aug 18, 2019. (Photo: Gaya Chandramohan)

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Aug 18) outlined plans to lower the cost of pre-school and tertiary education. In his National Day Rally speech, he also announced plans to raise the retirement age and re-employment age by 2030, and to increase CPF contributions for older workers.

Climate change was another key focus of his speech, with Mr Lee describing it as one of the “gravest challenges facing humankind”. The impact on Singapore is likely to worsen, he said, adding that the country must beef up its coastal defences to protect itself against rising sea levels. 

READ: National Day Rally 2019 - from retirement age to climate change, here are 9 things you need to know​​​​​​​

READ: PM Lee outlines ambitious plans on education, retirement age and climate change concerns in NDR 2019 speech​​​​​​​



Source: CNA/dl/gs