SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party (WP) on Wednesday (May 15) congratulated Mr Lawrence Wong as he prepares to take over as Singapore’s Prime Minister from Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

In a statement, WP chief and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh also acknowledged and thanked Mr Lee for his “long years of public service and leadership”, including his 20 years as Singapore’s third Prime Minister.

“Mr Wong is taking over the leadership of our nation during an era of greater political contestation, with voters expecting greater transparency, and a greater say in public policies,” said Mr Singh.

“The road ahead for our nation remains challenging in view of an uncertain and more unpredictable external environment on the one hand, and significant generational shifts on the domestic front on the other.

“To meet these challenges, a greater diversity of voices by way of elected opposition members in parliament can be an important stabiliser for our politics, a source of strength, and expression of confidence in our people and our nation.”

Mr Singh wished Mr Wong “the very best” in his new role, adding that the WP will “continue to play our legislative role to advance the interests of Singapore and Singaporeans”.


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