SINGAPORE - Following the dissolution of Parliament and the announcement that polling day will fall on Sept 11 (Friday), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has gone on to Facebook to seek support for his team at the upcoming General Election.
In a post at about 4pm, he wrote that he advised President Tony Tan to dissolve Parliament and issue the Writ of Election today (Aug 25).
Echoing his statement during the National Rally on Sunday, he wrote: "I called this general election to seek your mandate to take Singapore beyond SG50, into its next half century. You will be deciding who will govern Singapore for the next 5 years. More than that, you will be choosing the team to work with you for the next 15-20 years, and setting the direction for Singapore for the next 50 years.
"What we have achieved together in Singapore is special. Here many races live in peace, and many from humble homes make good. We will surely meet challenges ahead, but whatever the world throws at us, as one people, we will overcome.
"If you are proud of what we have achieved together, and support what we want to do for our future, please support me and my team. We have to do it with you, in order to do it for you, and for Singapore.
"Together, we can keep Singapore special for many years to come."