Government reviewing punishment for litterbugs: PM Lee

Government reviewing punishment for litterbugs: PM Lee
The Government is reviewing penalties against litterbugs, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the launch of the annual Clean and Green Campaign on Saturday.
 PM Lee pointed out that while most Singaporeans take pride in their environment and do not litter, there are a minority who litter, dirty tables at hawker centres and even abuse enforcement officers. "We must not condone such bad behaviour, or let it spread," he said.


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Here is the full statement from NEA: 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the year-long Clean & Green (CGS) 2014 campaign at the CGS 2014 Carnival on Saturday, which is held this weekend at the open field between Braddell Heights Community Centre and nex Shopping Mall.

CGS 2014's theme of "Every Action Counts" focuses on advocating community involvement and ownership of the environment at the individual and community levels. Joining PM Lee at the launch ceremony today were 10 exemplary environment champions, who have in their own way made a difference to the environment. Their contributions range from simple acts like keeping their neighbourhoods litter-free and going on house visits to collect recyclables for recycling, to spearheading initiatives at their workplaces to promote environmental sustainability to those around them. 

Mr Ronnie Tay, CEO of the National Environment Agency (NEA) said, "CGS 2014 showcases the proactive efforts of individuals and community groups whose commendable efforts have contributed to safeguarding, cherishing and nurturing a clean and green environment. We hope that their stories, which are shared at today's Carnival and at the various district level CGS events will inspire all of us to do our part for the environment. Indeed, every action counts".


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