Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong together with Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Mr Chee Hong Tat visited SFCCA to attend a luncheon with President of SFCCA, Mr Thomas Chua, and 11 Council Members last Wednesday (6 July).
While discussing current issues during the luncheon, Mr Thomas Chua also shared with DPM Mr Lawrence Wong and SMS Mr Chee Hong Tat the activities that SFCCA will be organising as a mission to promote local Chinese culture and values. Mr Thomas Chua also shared his plan on encouraging clan associations to leverage technology to boost outreach.
DPM Mr Lawrence also mentioned on his Facebook page, “While the SFCCA has played a key role in preserving our Singaporean Chinese cultural heritage, it has also contributed unwaveringly to the promotion of a cohesive multi-racial Singapore. I have every confidence that the SFCCA will continue to play an important role in building a harmonious Singapore.”
In addition, in response to the long-term challenges, such as rising cost, that Singapore has been facing, Mr Chua said, “Although DPM Mr Lawrence Wong mentioned to us that, although these challenges will take time to resolve, the government is confident to overcome them. The $1.5 billion Support Package that the government has just launched will also be able to provide targeted relief for lower-income households and vulnerable groups. ”