21 Jul '11, 3am

S'pore a springboard for South Asian diaspora: PM Lee

S'pore a springboard for South Asian diaspora: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore is well positioned to be a springboard for the South Asian diaspora to engage the rest of Asia and the world. Speaking at the inaugural South Asian Diaspora Convention, Mr Lee said Singapore will actively foster closer links with South Asia. The convention brings prominent members of the diaspora to Singapore. The aim is to network, exchange knowledge, and explore trade and business opportunities. PM Lee said Singapore is a hub for this, as it is located at the crossroads of trade, talent and capital. He said: "We are business-friendly, with a good legal system, with a transparent business environment, and prevalent use of English throughout our society as a working language. "We are also attractive to families as a safe place to live where you can get good schools and healthcare, and not too far from the home of ori...

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