19 Mar '11, 4am

S'poreans cohesive, have common identity: SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is "convinced" Singa...

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is "convinced" Singaporeans have become more cohesive and achieved a common identity over the past decade. Mr Lee made this point while delivering a report card on the Community Engagement Programme (CEP), which was launched five years ago. The initiative aims to enhance Singapore's social cohesion, especially in times of crisis. Mr Lee said attitudes among Singaporeans have shifted. Different groups, he said, link up to hold joint activities. For example, mosque groups join other communities in a brisk walking exercise. Mr Lee said it's important to sustain the CEP and welcomed new ideas, as well as proposals. He added the present state of affairs in Singapore is "still a work in progress", especially with the overall global terror threat to the country "not significantly less" from five or 10 years ago. Mr Lee said the na...

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