Singapore should hold on to common, says Deputy PM

Singapore should hold on to common, says Deputy PM

The people of Singapore should hold on to what they have in common rather than their differences, and strengthen their sense of solidarity in dealing with any challenges, said Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, an arm of the Economic Development Board.

He said that the people of Singapore have seen that their shared humanity as a people binds them together despite the COVID-19 epidemic.

"We've experienced that during the Pandemic, especially when we've gone through periods of isolation and being forced to spend time apart from one another," Wong, who is Finance Minister, said.

He said that regardless of our differences, I think we should hold on to the things that are binding us together, and what we share in common.

There are a lot more things that we have in common than the differences that separate us. We should hold on to that commonality and strengthen that sense of solidarity when dealing with any challenges that we face as a people of Singapore. The global community is living in a world that is increasingly uncertain, fractured and turbulent, according to Mr Wong.

It's so important that we try to find common ground that we share in order to deal with some of the pressing challenges of the world. After the pandemic, Mr Wong said that going through a crisis would motivate people to be more resilient, mature, and stronger as a nation.

I think that is our experience as a country these past two years going through a crisis like COVID - 19 I feel confident that that sense of solidarity and resilience will help us navigate through future challenges as well.