PM Lee to deliver National Day Rally speech on Aug 21 at ITE

PM Lee to deliver National Day Rally speech on Aug 21 at ITE

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his National Day Rally 2016 speech in Malay, Mandarin and English at the Institute of Technical Education on Sunday (Aug 21).

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SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 21) at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

In a media statement, the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) said that Mr Lee will speak first in Malay, starting at 6.40pm, and then in Mandarin.

The Prime Minister will then speak in English between 8.00pm and 10.00pm.

Mr Lee's speech will be carried live on Mediacorp's TV channels, radio stations and online platforms, along with live updates on Channel NewsAsia’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Suria and Warna 94.2FM will carry Mr Lee's Malay speech live; and his Mandarin speech will be on Channel 8, Channel U, and Captial 95.8FM.

PM Lee's English speech will be broadcast live on Channel 5, HD 5, Channel NewsAsia and 938LIVE. It will also be streamed on Channel NewsAsia's website and Facebook page as well as simulcast live on Toggle.sg/NDP2016 for those online or overseas.

Mr Lee's speech will be voiced over in Tamil on Vasantham and Oli 96.8FM.

Sign language interpretation is available on the YouTube livestream from the official account of the PMO. The speech will also be shown live on Mr Lee’s Facebook page, as well as the REACH website.

Highlights of the National Day Rally will be telecast as follows:

  • English: Aug 25, 11pm on Channel 5
  • Malay: Aug 25, 10.30pm on Suria
  • Tamil: Aug 28, 9pm on Vasantham

In its statement, the PMO also encouraged viewers to join the conversation on the rally on social media using the hashtag #ndrsg.

PUBLIC FEEDBACK WANTED

Government feedback portal REACH also wants to hear from Singaporeans after the National Day Rally.

On Aug 22, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Manpower Sam Tan will take part in a talkshow on 938LIVE from 7.30am, together with Ms Sherli-Torrey, founder of Mums@Work Singapore and a REACH supervisory panel member.

Another radio talkshow will be on from 8.15am on Capital Radio 95.8FM with Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng, who is also vice-chairman of REACH. He will be joined by Mr Stanley Chia, co-founder and COO of Cialfo and managing director of Envisage Education. Mr Chia is also a REACH supervisory panel member.

For Malay viewers, a live Facebook chat has been organised for Aug 24 from 9pm to 10pm on BERITA Mediacorp’s Facebook page. The session will be chaired by Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Dr Maliki Osman and Jurong GRC Member of Parliament Rahayu Mahzam.

Separately, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State for Transport Ng Chee Meng will chair a public forum on Aug 25 from 7pm to 9pm. Mr Tan, who is also REACH Chairman, will facilitate the session. Those interested can find out more by emailing outreach@reach.gov.sg.

REACH is also partnering radio channel 938LIVE in an outdoor dialogue on Aug 27 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Toa Payoh Hub. The talk will be chaired by Senior Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Josephine Teo and REACH supervisory panel members, Mr Vikram Nair and Saktiandi Supaat.

For the first time, REACH will also organise a live video chat on its Facebook page on Aug 28 from 9pm to 10pm, chaired by Mr Baey and Mr Nair.

A Mandarin dialogue session will be held on Sep 8 from 7pm to 9pm. The session will be chaired by Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing and facilitated by Mr Tan. Those interested can find out more by emailing outreach@reach.gov.sg.

The speech will be hosted at www.pmo.gov.sg/ndr from Aug 22 for those who missed the live telecast.

Source: CNA/ek

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