Government, religious groups, VWOs and private sector must maintain solidarity: PM Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the government, religious organisations, voluntary welfare organisations, and the private sector have worked together to build an economically successful and socially cohesive society.
Mr Lee said this solidarity must be maintained in the face of new social challenges such as rising income inequality and an ageing population.
He added that the government will do more to improve the lives of Singaporeans, but it cannot and should not do everything.
Mr Lee was speaking at the 50th anniversary dinner of the Church of St Vincent de Paul today (28/09).
About 1,300 guests attended the event - including Singapore archbishop William Goh and Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon.
Mr Lee praised the Catholic Church in Singapore, saying it had made valuable contributions to Singapore
He added that religious institutions play an important role in society not just by giving spiritual and moral guidance, but by complementing government programmes to help the less fortunate and strengthen the moral fibre of society.
Mr Lee also urged the community and individuals to do more for one another.
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