SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thanked outgoing MP Inderjit Singh for his long service in Ang Mo Kio GRC in a Facebook post on Sunday.
In the same post, he assured residents of Mr Singh's Kebun Baru ward that they will continue to be well taken care of.
The 55-year-old veteran MP announced in a Facebook post last month that he will retire from politics at the next polls.
On Sunday, Mr Lee said that he joined Mr Singh and residents of Kebun Baru residents for their annual National Day dinner on Saturday night.
He added: "Inderjit has served as MP for nearly 20 years, and has looked after his voters well. He is retiring to spend some well-deserved time with his family. Thank you Inderjit and all the best!"
He noted how at the next election, most of the Kebun Baru ward will be transferred to Nee Soon GRC under the recent boundary changes.
"But whichever GRC it falls under, our goals remain the same - to do our best to serve residents," said Mr Lee.
Mr Lee also added that he had invited Foreign Affairs and Law minister K. Shanmugam, who is a Nee Soon GRC MP, to the dinner as a guest of Ang Mo Kio.
He added: "Maybe in future he can invite me as a guest of Nee Soon!"