SINGAPORE – While it is a positive development and world achievement, the circulation of COVID-19 vaccines is “a keen reminder that Singapore must remain a responsible contributor to the global order, so as to benefit from it”, said Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh in a New Year’s Day message.
Singapore’s first official Leader of the Opposition further warned that “2021 will not be a bed of roses”. “Several economic sectors have not recovered. Singaporeans have suffered job losses and pay cuts. Many have felt the void of social support and cherished connections due to restrictions on gatherings.”
He reiterated the WP’s commitment to serving Singaporeans in the new year. Among others, the party pledges to champion robust policy alternatives in Parliament, and support Singaporeans on the ground with appeals, advice and aid.
While giving thanks for the support given to the party, the lawyer said, “As we move into 2021, I want to salute the resilience and social unity shown by Singaporeans over the past year. We have weathered this storm, and I am proud to be a member of a united people that will continue to stand firm in the face of the storms that lie ahead of us.”
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