National Day Rally 2013
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the 2013 National Day Rally at the ITE Headquarters & College Central. His theme was “Together, Our New Way Forward,” as he spoke of a strategic shift in the government’s approach towards nation building for Singapore.
|1||18/08/13|| Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - Part 6: Acts Of Faith|
Wrapping up his National Day Rally, PM Lee Hsien Loong says what he has announced at the Rally are not mere plans but acts of faith, in Singapore and in ourselves. He adds we are not done building Singapore, and we never will be done.
|2||18/08/13|| Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - Part 5: Building For The Future|
PM Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore must continue building for the very long term. We must also pass a better Singapore to future generations than what we have inherited. This include extensive long term plans for Changi Airport. PM Lee adds that opportunities will be created for Singaporeans to do their best; and ultimately build a stronger, better Singapore.
|3||18/08/13|| Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - Part 4: Education Pathways Open Wide To All|
Singapore's education is to be recalibrated. PM Lee Hsien Loong says this is to keep the system open to all. Efforts will also be focused on things which matter more than exam grades in the long run. Changes to Primary One admission and the PSLE scoring system were also announced.
|4||18/08/13|| Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - Part 3: Strengthening Social Safety Nets|
The government will improve healthcare financing to give all Singaporeans more peace of mind. This includes a landmark revamp of MediShield. PM Lee Hsien Loong says this will become MediShield Life. It will offer universal coverage and better protection for large hospitalisation bills.
|5||18/08/13|| Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - Part 2: Sharing Fruits of Progress Through Housing|
PM Lee Hsien Loong says the government will make sure every Singaporean family who is working can afford their home. He says housing has been and will continue to be an important way to share the fruits of the country's progress with all Singaporeans, and to level up poorer households.
|6||18/08/13|| Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - Part 1: Together, Our New Way Forward|
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore must make a strategic shift in the way it approaches nation building. Mr Lee says he understands the concerns Singaporeans feel in a rapidly changing world. Mr Lee says Singapore has been built on three pillars - the individual, the community and the State. Going forward, he says the government will do more to support the individual and the community.