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Low Yen Ling hopes for more synergy between MCCY, MSF

Newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary at the Culture, Community and Youth Ministry, Low Yen Ling, hopes to leverage on her previous experiences to engage the youth and Chinese community in Singapore. She also expects there to be greater synergy between the ministries that she serves.

SINGAPORE: Newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary at the Culture, Community and Youth Ministry, Low Yen Ling, hopes to leverage on her previous experiences to engage the youth and Chinese community in Singapore. She also expects there to be greater synergy between the ministries that she serves.

Her new appointment takes effect on May 1, and is on top of her present appointment at the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

Ms Low said that there are areas of opportunity where community, youth and culture intersect with families and those in need.

She said: "Closer integration between the ministries will allow us to better engage the target segment. In fact, youth are a very vital part of our future and the Chinese cultural and clan groups are very important entities in the fabric of our society.

"I hope to build upon my experience in the National Youth Council and Business China to better engage the youth and the Chinese community in Singapore."

From May 27, she will also take on the role of mayor of South West Community Development Council.

Ms Low added: "I am humbled to be given an opportunity to serve in South West CDC. The CDC is an important bridge that brings residents staying in different constituencies within the same district together as one big community.

"South West CDC connects residents in the same district with a keen sense of belonging and a keen sense of ownership that I hope to further enhance and advance."

Ms Low was speaking to the media at the sidelines of a play performed by more than 80 children with special needs.

The play, "Young Heroes", is an original play written and performed by the children from Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities' Early Intervention and Prevention for Infants and Children Centres, in collaboration with ACT 3 Theatrics.

This is the first full-scale theatre performance in Singapore that stars young children with special needs. 

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