What are the speeches PM Lee Hsien Loong highlighted from the Budget Debate?

SINGAPORE - Three speeches during the Budget debate were highlighted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on his Facebook page as of Friday night.

“When it comes to defence, we must never let our guard down,” Mr Lee wrote on Friday night, along with an excerpt of Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen’s speech in Parliament.

Dr Ng had told the story of Lithuania to remind Singaporeans not to take peace for granted.

 

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On Thursday, Mr Lee highlighted NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say’s comment on the cost of doing business in Singapore.

Quoting Mr Lim, he wrote: “Businesses should not keep “chasing after sunsets, keep going for lower-cost locations”. Instead, businesses should “chase sunrises” and embrace the future.”

 

On Wednesday, Mr Lee said that Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Chia Yong Yong’s take on the Central Provident Fund (CPF) was “excellent”.

He also shared that Ms Chia had asked him whether the Government had settled CPF policy, and if it was “worth her while to speak”.

 

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“I said we had worked out the main changes, but strongly encouraged her to express her view and contribute to the public debate. I am glad that she did, and to such good effect,” he wrote.