04 Sep '11, 5am

[CNA] New citizens should uphold S'porean values, says Dr Yaacob

[CNA] New citizens should uphold S'porean values, says Dr Yaacob

SINGAPORE: Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim has urged new citizens to uphold Singaporean values and build a shared future for the country. He said they should play a part in contributing to the nation through active community involvement, such as volunteering at welfare homes or playing a part in outreach programmes. He also expressed confidence that the new Singaporeans will embrace these values and help enlarge the common space that help to bind the people. Dr Yaacob said: "Singapore continues to welcome new citizens for the rich diversity and vibrancy that they bring to our nation. And as we cherish this diversity, we must always hold dear the Singaporean values of multi-racialism and meritocracy that hold us together. We must continue to bond as a community that believes in opportunities for all, regardless of race, language or relig...

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