Give kids early start in bilingualism: Lee Kuan Yew

Mr Lee's birthday being celebrated in advance at the National Day dinner in his Tanjong Pagar ward yesterday. He will turn 90 on Sept 16. With Mr Lee are Tanjong Pagar GRC MPs Chan Chun Sing, Lily Neo, Chia Shi-Lu and Indranee Rajah, People's Association chief executive director Ang Hak Seng and Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Sam Tan.

"Education is the most important factor for our next generation's success. In Singapore, our bilingualism policy makes learning difficult unless you start learning both languages, English and the mother tongue, from an early age - the earlier the better."

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