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Progress cannot be made by advocating loudly for a single viewpoint: Heng Swee Keat

We must have the humility to recognise that each one of us have our biases and blind spots. We must also have the humility not to assume the worst of every action or comment and exercise forbearance when engaging such issues, given the deep and emotive undercurrents.

"Being mindful of our biases and correcting them is a constructive step towards progress," Mr Heng said. "Progress cannot be made by advocating loudly for a single viewpoint. We should instead seek out the different perspectives and expand the space for convergence. These apply not just to our youths, but to all of us."

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And I hope that by the National Day Rally, which will be at the end of August, we should be ready to make a decision, and I should have something to report

Decision on tudung wearing: in making the change, we must avoid making unintentional consequences with well-intentioned moves, PM said.

"Before we actually make the change, we have to prepare the ground. We have to make sure that everybody understands this is a careful adjustment, not a wholesale change, and we want people to realise what the limits are, as we make these changes," he said.

"We must make sure that Singaporeans, both Muslims and non-Muslim, are ready to accept the move. We are a multi-racial and multi-religious country. It is a delicate balance, but we are fully committed to preserving our harmony and to maintaining our common space," PM Lee added.

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NTUC FairPrice extends PG & MG Discount Schemes Until Dec 2021

Last year, NTUC FairPrice's discount schemes helped Pioneer and Merdeka Generations members and seniors save over $7.7 million; this year the discount schemes saved more than $10 million.

With the extension of the discounts, together with other various initiatives at moderating cost, FairPrice hopes that these efforts will continue to help customers stretch their dollar in the year ahead.

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Food Folks

Just last month, the FairPrice Group officially launched Food Folks, Singapore's first local food retail and F&B blended space. Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat takes up a 7000 sqft space that houses 10 F&B brands and more than 800 food-related products from 120 local brands!

At Food Folks, you can enjoy delectable dishes from different F&B brands run by a good mix of relatively new entrepreneurs and second or third-generation owners. Some of these partners have even developed a variety of modern-Singaporean inspired dishes exclusive to Food Folks!

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