10 Oct '11, 2pm

President Tan's speech sees positive reactions

President Tan's speech sees positive reactions

SINGAPORE: Three MPs have reacted positively to President Tony Tan Keng Yam's speech at the opening of the 12th Parliament on Monday. MP for Marine Parade GRC, Tan Chuan-jin, said: "What probably struck me the most and probably as a new MP as well is the sense of purpose. I think it's very important for us to be very clear why we do what we do. Ultimately, it really is for Singaporeans.....for society, not only just for today but for tomorrow as well." MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, Indranee Rajah, said: "The president made an effort to outline the fact that in the new Parliament going forward, the needs of the young, the middle class as well as the older citizens have to be addressed. That was one big theme, if you like. "The second theme was that of cohesion. And the third thing, I think, that stood out is the role of the social media. We've seen not just in Singapore but wor...

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