26 Jan '11, 4am

How do you think clan associations can do more for young Singaporeans?

How do you think clan associations can do more for young Singaporeans?

Mr Lee says the charitable spirit of the clan founders is social capital which can contribute to building a nation of people who care. --ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN PATRICK who? Until he was elected secretary-general of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) last October, not many people had heard of Mr Patrick Lee. Yet the 62-year-old businessman was the top choice of SFCCA president Chua Thian Poh for the post. The view was obviously shared by members of the umbrella body for more than 200 clan groups. They gave their unanimous support. Mr Lee tells The Straits Times he agreed to step into the post because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, the late Lee Chee Hung, founder of textile company Sing Lun. His father was known for his contributions to Kong Chow Wui Koon, the 170-year-old Cantonese clan association formed by fellow clansmen fr...

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