Let's move from being multi-religious to being inter-religious

In her inaugural address at the recent opening of Parliament, President Halimah Yacob reminded Singaporeans that "nurturing a distinct Singapore identity, a sense of common destiny transcending our individual racial and religious identities, is still a work in progress".

In his response, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cautioned against "external forces that could exploit fault-lines like race, language and religion and pull Singaporeans in different directions" and that these had grown stronger.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2018, with the headline 'Let's move from being multi-religious to being inter-religious'. Print Edition | Subscribe