Consolidating multiculturalism and promoting national identity - Lee Hsien Loong's lifelong dedication

In a commentary on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's efforts in building a multiracial society, SMU Associate Professor of Law Eugene Tan noted that his commitment to strengthening racial relations have fostered trust among diverse communities. He pointed out that while relations are not always smooth sailing, his ability to soothe anxieties and wounded pride signals that the door to further dialogue remains open. PM Lee's amiable style, willingness to negotiate but engage in frank discussions about race issues, and genuine efforts to bridge divides have endeared him to the people. Assoc Prof Tan concluded that building on the foundation laid by his predecessors, PM Lee has adeptly handled various racial issues, further solidifying Singapore's multiculturalism and paving the way for his successors to continue developing this legacy.

Lianhe Zaobao