19 Mar '11, 11pm

PM: Crisis is true test of people's cohesion

But the true test of the social fabric will be a crisis, such as one caused by a terror attack, which Mr Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday said 'would be like a tsunami hitting our society'. -- ST PHOTO THE Prime Minister is convinced that over the last 10 years, Singaporeans' sense of shared identity and cohesion has strengthened. But the true test of the social fabric will be a crisis, such as one caused by a terror attack, which Mr Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday said 'would be like a tsunami hitting our society'. Speaking to 800 grassroots leaders at the National Community Engagement Programme (CEP) Dialogue at Raffles City, Mr Lee asked if Singaporeans would be as calm and resilient as many Japanese have proven to be in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit their country on March 11. He showed a photograph of the Japanese queueing outside a supermarket af...

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