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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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tudung issues in Singapore

It is irresponsible of the Workers' Party Faisal Manap to raise the issue in Parliament.

His approach is divisive and clearly political. It's meant to stir the angst of people. One must remember that Faisal also famously declared in Parliament that politics and religion cannot be separated. Just imagine if believers of every other religion adopt the same stand in Parliament and freely mix politics with religion on every occasion.

This precarious harmony that we have so diligently and conscientiously built, that is the envy of the world, will be fragmented in no time.

While discussions behind closed doors had been ongoing for many years, Faisal chose to raise it in Parliament to score political points and claim credits when change has in fact evolved.



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CDC Mayors

CDCs illustrate how we have structured our social support system in a thoughtful and creative way.

"You bridge residents and the Government. You function not just as hands and legs to implement the programmes, but also as eyes and ears to identify emerging needs and gaps in social support. You are close to the ground and you have a strong network to lean upon, so you can aggregate local needs and resources, build capabilities in your partners, and connect your communities together." - PM Lee



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Special position of Malays

The call by WP Sylvia Lim to do away with race-based policies such as the CMIO model and to do away with ethnic-based self-help groups seems to have caused some apprehension as expressed by this page called Sembang Masyarakat

The call by WP Sylvia Lim to do away with race-based policies such as the CMIO model and to do away with ethnic-based self-help groups seems to have caused some apprehension as expressed by this page called Sembang Masyarakat



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