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Parliament going into recess at a time of transition for Singapore: PM Lee

Published on Apr 15, 2014 8:05 PM
 
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says on Tuesday that Parliament is taking a mid-term break at a time when the country is in transition, and adjusting to new domestic needs while navigating an uncertain international environment. -- ST FILE PHOTO

Parliament is taking a mid-term break at a time when the country is in transition, and adjusting to new domestic needs while navigating an uncertain international environment, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday.

The House has gone into recess and will reconvene on May 16, when President Tony Tan Keng Yam will give his address which will set out the Government's key priorities for its second term until the next election, widely expected to be held in 2016.

After the President's address, MPs will then discuss strategies for creating a brighter future and a better Singapore for all, PM Lee added.

Writing on Facebook, he said Parliament had been busy in the two-and-a-half years since the last General Election in 2011.

 
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