Parliament exchange between PM Lee and Pritam: A tour de force speech sets stage for masterclass in debate

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong crossed swords with Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh on the issue of encouraging Singaporeans to vote for the opposition. PHOTOS: GOV.SG
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SINGAPORE - Appealing to the heart and the head, a tour de force of a speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was met with an impassioned response from Workers' Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh, the Leader of the Opposition.

PM Lee's 90-minute speech spanned everything from how the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded and foreign manpower policies, to the arc of Singapore's history and the changed political landscape today.

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