03 Mar '11, 12pm

Self-help groups when travelling important: Minister

Self-help groups when travelling important: Minister

Foreign Minister George Yeo related how a Singaporean 'messaged me on Facebook to ask if our embassy in Canberra can help clean up her sister's house in Queensland'. -- PHOTO: AFP NEED help to clean up your house after a natural disaster? Some engage hired help, others drop their Foreign Minister a Facebook message. Foreign Minister George Yeo related how, during the recent floods in Queensland, Australia last year, a Singaporean 'messaged me on Facebook to ask if our embassy in Canberra can help clean up her sister's house in Queensland'. 'I told her we have a small mission and it's not easy for us to do that,' Mr Yeo said. He was responding to Ms Ellen Lee (Sembawang Group Representation Constituency), who asked if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) should make it compulsory for local travel agents to include an advisory on how to access the MFA's consular services wh...

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