Lee Hsien Loong: New Citizens Can Help Write The Singapore Story Together

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on new Singapore citizens to play their part, as they now help to write the Singapore story together.

He was speaking at a citizenship ceremony held at the Teck Ghee Community Club, in his Ang Mo Kio constituency this morning (Oct 24), where about 200 new citizens from Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang West received their citizenship certificates.

“Add your own distinct experiences, skills, abilities – contribute to the Singapore story and together, make a better future here for all of us,” said Mr Lee, as he addressed the new citizens.

The Prime Minister noted that many of the new citizens come from different backgrounds, but spent time in the country and decided to make Singapore home.

Mr Lee said that he hoped that this was not just because Singapore is a comfortable or safe place to bring up their families, but because they believe in what Singapore stands for: A multi-racial society, a nation of opportunity, a fair and just society, and a place where tomorrow will always be better than today.

“This is what we have been celebrating this year at SG50,” said Mr Lee, who pointed out how the country’s forefathers slogged so that the next generation can have better lives.

“We commit ourselves to continue to build on what they have done, to continue striving always to do better, always to take Singapore forward.”
Source: www.todayonline.com

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