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PM Lee assures young future is bright, provided country stays united

Published on Jan 28, 2014 10:05 PM
 
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held a dialogue session with over 1,000 university students on Tuesday night on the topic of “Singapore - Progressing Together”. Young Singaporeans need not worry that they will have a tougher time than their parents because they were born too late and have missed out on opportunities, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday evening. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN  

YOUNG Singaporeans need not worry that they will have a tougher time than their parents because they were born too late and have missed out on opportunities, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday evening.

"I wish I were born 50 years later," he told over a thousand university students at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). "The opportunities in front of us are plentiful, we have so many more resources at our disposal, and we are starting from a much higher base."

He urged students to seize the day, chase their dreams and build a better future for Singapore. But Mr Lee emphasised that the country's continued success hinges on it remaining united in the face of three faultlines.

The first is race and religion, where he urged a "gradual and quiet evolution" from the status quo rather than sudden change after heated public debate.

 
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