Tag: NDR 2013

Four Issues We Must Have Missed at the National Day Rally Speech

Singapore Politics
By Ryan Ong MoneySmart.sg Know what happened last Sunday? Last Sunday I sat around waiting for the next half of the National Day Rally speech. Hell, I waited. By the time of the midnight Simpson’s rerun, I realized two things: (1) you can physically feel your...

What's behind the Changi push

The real Changi Airport story is not that swanky and impressive-looking structure that is coming up at the carpark at Terminal 1. It is the plans for Terminal 5 that will show if Singapore can continue to retain its premier position in the aviation...

PM Does Not Move Me

Singapore News
By Augustine Low As Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong has been competent and committed. He has done well for Singapore. On the international stage, he has not once let Singapore down. Yet I have misgivings. Of his leadership style, I am unsure and unclear, even after...

PM rises to the occasion

Singapore News
By Tan Bah Bah The National Day Rally has always been a unique and intensely personal opportunity for the country’s leader to bond with the people, as much as it has been the platform to clarify policies and set or reset national directions. The PM...

The most stirring speech of PM Lee’s career

But style overshadowed substance; time will tell if it is a decisive pivot towards inclusiveness or incrementalism rebranded Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today delivered the most important speech of his political career. And what a speech it was. His unusually determined look and booming...

This exam-smart PAP may pass the test

source: Yahoo Singapore
By Cherian George This was probably Lee Hsien Loong's best National Day Rally speech ever, because he played to his government's strengths – and sidestepped its main weakness. Compared with most states, the PAP government has traditionally scored an A* in tinkering with policies to remain...

Can we expect a cracker of a speech?

Singapore News
The Prime Minister will be addressing the nation this Sunday at the National Day Rally. Will he be able to move the nation, address long standing issues and unify us? Tan Bah Bah puts the PM on the spot.  Sunday’s National Day Rally speech will...

Prime Minister Lee’s National Day Message 2013

Amidst economic and political stresses, an emphasis on unity and inclusiveness Most Singaporeans viewing the Prime Minister’s National Day message, released on 8 August, would find some notes that resonated with their concerns. The message struck a cautious balance between egalitarianism versus self-reliance, between celebrating...