04 Sep '11, 4am

Yaacob Ibrahim calls on new citizens to uphold Singaporean values of multiracialism and meritocracy

Yaacob Ibrahim calls on new citizens to uphold Singaporean values of multiracialism and meritocracy

Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim has called on new Singaporean citizens to uphold the Singaporean values of multiracialism and meritocracy. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Royston Sim Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim has called on new Singaporean citizens to uphold the Singaporean values of multiracialism and meritocracy. He spoke at the annual National Citizenship Ceremony at Toa Payoh HDB Hub on Sunday morning, where 133 new citizens received their citizenship certificates. Said Assoc Prof Yaacob, who is also Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs: 'I am confident our new Singaporeans will embrace these values that define us and help enlarge the common spaces that help bind us as one people even as we celebrate our unique diversity.' He also urged the new citizens to play a part in contributing to the natio...

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