Singapore's first female Muslim President's first address to Parliament as head of state has sparked excited chatter in some circles about the next phase of development. Madam Halimah Yacob's stirring address on Monday night pledged that the Government would adopt "new ideas and fresh approaches to confront a different future".
As is the convention, the President's Address to open a new session of Parliament is scripted by government leaders. In this case, it contains the ideas and promises of the so-called fourth generation, or 4G team, of political leaders. President Halimah's address thus contains the seeds of policies and ideas that will be planted, nurtured and harvested by the 4G team.