Form focus groups with citizen input to combat terrorism

With terrorists causing havoc and killing innocent people in so many cities worldwide, there is an urgent need for everyone to heed the words of Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and constantly stay vigilant ("People must know how to react to an attack: DPM Teo"; Oct 19).

Our grassroots leaders play an active role in supporting the Government's efforts to build a united Singapore.

Active citizens who have useful suggestions and ideas can contribute to a safer environment and help our leaders to find workable solutions to issues that may crop up from time to time.

I propose that the Government, through the support of MPs, form focus groups within residents' communities and invite active citizens to participate in making Singapore a resilient and harmonious city that will be able to tackle any threat that surfaces.

Raymond Anthony Fernando