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S'poreans Can & Must Do Their Best to Help the Poor
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com
Source Date: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Country: Singapore
Created: Jun 18, 2013

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singaporeans can and must do their best to help the poor, to express concern for fellow citizens and to make sure needy families are not left behind.

 

He said there will be needy families in every society, however affluent, so it is not possible to eliminate poverty completely.

 

Mr Lee, who is also MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, was speaking at the Lions food collection and distribution Silver Jubilee celebrations on Sunday.

 

He highlighted the generosity of stallholders and residents as an important part of the Singapore spirit.

 

Mr Lee said on Fridays, residents and stallholders from Ang Mo Kio Block 226D market, together with the Pasir Panjang and Jurong wholesale centres, donated food items.

 

Needy residents in 14 homes looked forward to these weekly supplies.

 

Mr Lee said: "Serving the community is more important in a world where income distributions are getting widened, stretching out and where it is easier for people to get immersed in our private spaces, preoccupied with our own lives, our own concerns and not so focused on working together to help others.

 

“We must encourage every one of us to do something to help fellow Singaporeans and thus keep Singapore our best home, a cohesive and united people and a happy and bright future for all of us."

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