Baey Yam Keng: CDAC to reach out to new immigrants
Posted by temasektimes on June 26, 2012
PAP MP Baey Yam Keng who incurred the wrath of native Singaporeans by publicly defending NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu for scolding them ‘dogs’ a few months ago had unveiled further initiatives to reach out to foreigners.
Speaking to queries from the media, Mr Baey, who is also a member of CDAC’s board of directors declared that CDAC wants to work more closely with new immigrants.
“Many new immigrants have expressed interest in helping the community but, because they are new to Singapore, they often do not know how,” he said.
Mr Baey added that CDAC can play a role to link them up and to advise them on how they can help within the community.
The government splurged $10 million dollars on a Community Integration Fund in 2010 to help make the new immigrants feel happy, welcomed and accepted in Singapore.
Singaporeans have also been urged repeatedly by PAP leaders like Mr Baey to open their ‘hearts’ and ’embrace’ the newcomers.