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 different from them.
This was spelt out by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, who gave her view on how Singapore can stay united in the face of disruptions that may come its way, such as terrorism or job displacement due to economic changes. Ms Fu was speaking in an interview with The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao last month on her ministry's plans for the year.
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