National Day Rally 2013: Edusave accounts and contributions extended to madrasah students

SINGAPORE - The first main policy announcement of the night: Edusave accounts and contributions extended to all, including students in madrasahs, studying abroad or being home-schooled.

PM is speaking in Malay. Singapore is at a turning point, he said. Do not worry about healthcare costs and housing. "We must strengthen our social safety nets, foster fairer opportunities and rewards for all and build an active community that helps one another."

The PM's announcement that students from the six full-time madrasah or Islamic schools can use Edusave will be well-received. It was a long-standing request from the Malay MPs and the community.

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