Class, racial and religious, and local-foreigner divides are all threats to cohesion: Grace Fu

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu speaking in an interview with The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao in February 2018 on her ministry's plans for the year.
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu speaking in an interview with The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao in February 2018 on her ministry's plans for the year.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - The class divide, racial and religious fissures and the chasm between locals and foreigners are all threats that may tear society apart, but the key to a cohesive society is to provide opportunities for Singaporeans to build relationships with those who are different from them.

This was spelt out by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, who gave her view on how the country can stay united amid disruptions that may come its way, such as terrorism or job displacement as a result of economic changes.

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