SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 21), held at the Institute of Technical Education headquarters in Ang Mo Kio, will be the first full-scale one since the pandemic began in 2020.

In a video posted to his social media pages on Friday, PM Lee said: “I’ll be talking about our experience during the pandemic, and also how we can secure our future together for many more years to come.”

The Rally, seen as the most important political speech of the year, was called off in 2020 due to Covid-19. Last year’s Rally was held at Mediacorp in a hybrid format, with 2,000 attendees.

At this year’s rally, PM Lee will speak in Malay from 6.45pm, Mandarin from 7pm, and in English from 8pm.

The Rally will be broadcast on local TV and radio stations, and live-streamed on the Prime Minister’s Office’s YouTube page as well as the Facebook pages of PM Lee and government feedback unit Reach.

Look out for The Straits Times’ live coverage of the event on our website and across our platforms.

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Go beyond the news

What were the highlights of the speech? How will the key announcements affect you? Catch ST’s Live panel hosted by ST’s Lynlee Foo right after the Rally to find out.

The panellists:

  • Terence Ho, Associate Professor (Practice), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
  • Dr Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Grace Ho, ST Opinion Editor

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