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Singapore Budget 2014: Every case of needy persons in media followed up on, says Chan Chun Sing

Published on Mar 13, 2014 1:45 PM
 

Every case of a down-and-out Singaporean that appears on social media or in the newspapers is followed up on by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, its minister Chan Chun Sing said on Thursday.

"Very often...some people will post something on the Internet, a story might come out in the evening newspapers," said Mr Chan in Parliament.

"Let me assure all members of this House that my ministry chases up on each and every of these stories even though it is not appropriate for us to reveal their private circumstances or the kind of help that they have been getting."

MSF's policy is not to reveal the names of the people they are helping, he clarified, because it is committed to protecting their privacy.

Every case of a down-and-out Singaporean that appears on social media or in the newspapers is followed up on by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, its minister Chan Chun Sing said on Thursday. -- BH FILE PHOTO: MOHD TAUFIK A KADER
 
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