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Text of PM Lee's New Year message

He says the economy performed moderately well in 2014, highlights government's major initiatives

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PM'S CALL TO SINGAPOREANS: 'Let us come together to take Singapore to greater heights. Then, we can achieve greater assurance, create more opportunities, and build a better home for all.'

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CARING FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD: To give Singaporeans greater assurance, the government introduced the Pioneer Generation Package, said Mr Lee. He also said the government ‘will continue investing heavily in early-childhood education, making every school a good school and building a strong and diverse tertiary system through our ITEs, polytechnics and universities’.

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CARING FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD: To give Singaporeans greater assurance, the government introduced the Pioneer Generation Package, said Mr Lee. He also said the government ‘will continue investing heavily in early-childhood education, making every school a good school and building a strong and diverse tertiary system through our ITEs, polytechnics and universities’.

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