President Tony Tan urges Singaporeans to do more to help the less fortunate in society
Posted by temasektimes on August 29, 2012
Speaking during a visit to a social enterprise, Eighteen Chefs, which hires ex-offenders and delinquents, Dr Tan said:
“There is an old Chinese saying ‘if you give a person a fish, he eats for one day. But if you teach him to fish, then he can live for many days because he can earn his own living’. I think the social enterprise, in that sense, is good.”
He added that the government will do its part in supporting those who help themselves, as well as fellow citizens.
Dr Tan’s statement came in the aftermath of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s inspiring National Day Rally speech during which he called on Singaporeans to write the next chapter of Singapore’s future together with his all-powerful omnipotent government.