30 Dec '11, 9am

Bilingualism fund receives more than S$58m in donations

Bilingualism fund receives more than S$58m in donations

SINGAPORE: The Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism, which supplements efforts by the government in the teaching and learning of English and the Mother Tongue languages, has received more than S$58 million in donations and pledges. Among those who donated are Mr Lee Kuan Yew, with S$12 million, businessmen Mr Robert Ng with S$5 million and Mr Li Ka Shing, also with S$5 million, as well as Mr Robert Kuok with S$3 million and Mr Ong Beng Seng with S$2 million. A statement from the Office of Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Friday said the S$58 million in donations and pledges as of 27 December included eligible matching grants from the government. It said that since the fund was announced on 28 November, it has already received encouraging responses from Singaporeans and well-wishers from all walks of life. The statement said that apart from the big donors, many ordinary Singaporeans have d...

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