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PM Lee hands out hongbao to 382 needy elderly residents in Teck Ghee

Published on Jan 19, 2014 1:27 PM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spread some Chinese New Year cheer on Sunday morning, handing out hongbao, which are red packets of cash, to 382 needy residents in Teck Ghee division in Ang Mo Kio.

Mr Lee is adviser to Teck Ghee's grassroots organisations and is also its Member of Parliament.

The residents, all of whom are aged above 50, each received $150 in cash, along with $50 worth of NTUC Fairprice supermarket vouchers, four bottles of chicken essence and two mandarin oranges.

The annual event by Teck Ghee Citizens' Consultative Committee taps on the committee's Community Development and Welfare Fund, as well as contributions from private donors.

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