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Work with community to minimise areas which need improvement: Lim Swee Say

Singapore may have its shortcomings, but it is important to work with the community to minimise areas which need improvement, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Lim Swee Say.

SINGAPORE: Singapore may have its shortcomings, but it is important to work with the community to minimise areas which need improvement.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Lim Swee Say, said this was the key takeaway he got from the recent five-day Parliament debate on the President's address.

He said the government has been trying to do this since the last General Election.

"No country is a perfect world," said Mr Lim. "At least we make sure that firstly we are less imperfect than anybody else, but more importantly, there is always hope that our future will be better and future generations will be able to live better."

Mr Lim was speaking at the annual People's Association Awards.

Some 16 grassroots committees were recognised for their work in launching creative programmes for residents.

This included a project in Bukit Panjang where volunteers made regular house visits to take note of residents' special needs during emergencies.

WeCARE Awards were also given out to recognise the efforts and commitments of grassroots organisations in serving residents.

Over the years, the People's Association says more community partners have come forward to organise programmes for residents.

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