Pioneer Generation roadshow at Geylang Serai to reach out to Malay-Muslim community

SINGAPORE - To reach out to the pioneer generation, especially to those in the Malay-Muslim community, the Pioneer Generation Taskforce held a roadshow at Joo Chiat complex in Geylang Serai on Saturday.

This is the 11th such roadshow held to raise awareness of Pioneer Generation package benefits, which range from additional healthcare subsidies to disability assistance for Singapore citizens born before 1950. The previous roadshows were held at other locations including Ang Mo Kio, Tampines and Yew Tee.

Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, as well as local personalities Rahimah Rahim and Suhaimi Yusof were at the event, which was from 11am to 5pm.

Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister for Communications and Information, said: "The Government has invested a lot of resources and therefore we want to make sure that everyone who benefits understands all the implications or the consequences of being a part of this package.

"And we understand for some of the old folks, for example the Malay-Muslim community, some of our surveys show that they still have not understood the full implications of the Pioneer Generation package. So road shows such as these at the heart of Geylang, are important for us to reach out."

About 3,000 people attended the roadshow.