Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean says diverse views must not divide Singapore.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has called for Singaporeans to be mindful of tensions and fault lines in society.
He pointed to issues of citizenship, sexual orientation, and social values, as possible fault lines that have emerged in Singapore.
Speaking at the National Security Seminar 2013,
Mr Teo said racial and religious issues remain sensitive, and called on public officers to be mindful of managing social tensions.
Touching on the issue of resilience, he said it is not just about how the Government acts, but also how society responds.
He lauded the many ground-up initiatives which demonstrated the 'kampong', or community-togetherness spirit, citing examples of how Singaporeans helped each other during the recent haze crisis.
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