25 Jun '11, 1pm

S'poreans need to change mindset towards marriage: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE: A change in mindset may be needed in the attitude of Singaporeans towards marriage, said Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Major General (NS) Chan Chun Sing. He added that while the government can drive a pro-family environment, it is up to the people to believe in the "intangible ideals" of marriage. He was speaking at the Family Day Out Carnival on Saturday at this year's National Family Celebrations, which saw more youth participation. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who was also at the event, said employers should also play a part by putting in place pro-family policies at the workplace. He also highlighted the role of community and commercial providers in offering family support services. Lim Soon Hock, Co-Chairperson of the National Family Celebrations organising committee, said: "We are seeing a lot of youths participating i...

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