Singaporeans will have several channels for providing feedback on this year’s National Day Rally speech, to be delivered on Sunday by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
These range from dialogue sessions to Facebook chats and public booths, government feedback unit Reach said yesterday.RE
The public can start sharing their views on Reach’s National Day Rally microsite (www.reach.gov.sg/nationaldayrally2017) on the day of the speech.
A public forum will be held on the evening of Aug 23, to be chaired by Minister (Prime Minister’s Office) and Second Minister (Manpower and Foreign Affairs) Josephine Teo and Reach chairman and Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office, Manpower and Foreign Affairs) Sam Tan.
Two days later, Senior Minister of State (Communications and Information and Education) Janil Puthucheary and Member of Parliament (MacPherson) Tin Pei Ling will host an hour-long Facebook Live chat from 9pm. There will also be other Facebook Live chats and dialogue sessions, as well as radio talk shows that the public can tune in to next week.
Reach will set up feedback booths after the Rally for Singaporeans to obtain more information on the announcements made and to give their feedback. Details of the locations will be provided on its microsite.
Meanwhile, members of the public can catch the Rally on television and radio as well as live streams online — on Mr Lee’s and Reach’s Facebook pages, on the Prime Minister’s Office Youtube channel and on Toggle.
Mr Lee will be speaking in Malay and Mandarin from 6.45pm to 7.30pm and in English from 8.15pm to 9.30pm.
Mr Lee said on Tuesday in his National Day message that his Rally speech will elaborate on the issues he raised relating to pre-school education, the war on diabetes and the Smart Nation initiative.