Minister Edwin Tong Appointed to Lead the Chinese Community Liaison Group
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, Mr Edwin Tong, will succeed the current Chairman of the Chinese Community Liaison Group, Minister for Transport Mr Ong Ye Kung, with effect from 12 November 2020.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has appointed Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, as Chairman of the Chinese Community Liaison Group (CCLG). He will succeed the current CCLG Chairman, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Transport, with effect from 12 November 2020.
Set up in 2000, CCLG’s mission is to strengthen Government’s relationship with Chinese community organisations and to deepen the government’s understanding of the Chinese community.
PM Lee thanks Minister Ong for his contributions in CCLG. Minister Ong served as a member of CCLG from 2015 before assuming the group’s chairmanship in August 2017. PM Lee said, “Over the last three years, Ye Kung has broadened CCLG’s reach, from traditional clans and associations, to also literary, alumni associations, arts and cultural groups. It is a lot of hard work by the entire team, which is necessary to strengthen the ties and mutual understanding between people and Government. Ye Kung has built strong personal and institutional ties across the community. He will continue to serve as advisor to the CCLG.”
On the new CCLG Chairman, Prime Minister Lee said that, “Minister Edwin Tong is well positioned to further engage the Chinese community. Much synergy exists between his current portfolio and the needs of the Chinese community. In the course of fostering a cohesive multi-racial and multi-religious community in Singapore, Edwin will also be able to deepen the engagement of arts and cultural groups, as well as religious and youth groups in the Chinese community.
I am confident that under Edwin’s stewardship, the CCLG will continue to strengthen the ties between the Government and the Chinese community.”
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PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
11 NOVEMBER 2020
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