New citizens must take active role in community: ESM Goh

SINGAPORE - New citizens have to shoulder the obligations and responsibilities of being a Singaporean even as they enjoy the benefits and privileges, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said on Saturday.

Speaking to 132 new Singaporeans at a national citizenship ceremony, Mr Goh said they now share a common future with other Singaporeans and urged them to be actively involved in the community, build meaningful friendships and contribute to the country.

About 3,600 other new citizens also affirmed their commitment to Singapore at ceremonies across the island last weekend.

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