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Holistic approach needed to tackle problem gambling

Published on Nov 16, 2012 3:56 PM
 
Everyone, from the individual to the Government, has a part to play to manage the issue of problem gambling in Singapore. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development, said that without the combined efforts of the gambler, his family, community and Government intervention, problem gambling cannot be holistically tackled. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN

Everyone, from the individual to the Government, has a part to play to manage the issue of problem gambling in Singapore.

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development, said that without the combined efforts of the gambler, his family, community and Government intervention, problem gambling cannot be holistically tackled.

He was speaking in response to MPs who had asked the Government to tighten rules to curb problem gambling.

"In the design of any social safeguards, we must not inadvertently erode the role of personal responsibility, family support or community involvement," said Mr Chan.

 
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