PM hands out hongbao to needy eldery in Ang Mo Kio

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre), with his wife Ho Ching (in yellow), hands out a hongbao and goodie bag to one of the 382 needy residents in the Teck Ghee Division who received hongbaos at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014.

SINGAPORE- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spread some Chinese New Year cheer yesterday morning, handing out hongbao to 382 needy residents in Teck Ghee division in Ang Mo Kio.

Mr Lee is adviser to Teck Ghee's grassroots organisations and is also its Member of Parliament.

The residents, all of whom are aged above 50, each received $150 in cash, along with $50 worth of FairPrice supermarket vouchers, four bottles of chicken essence and two mandarin oranges, reported The Straits Times Online.

The annual event by Teck Ghee Citizens' Consultative Committee taps on the committee's Community Development and Welfare Fund, and contributions from private donors.

Mr Lee also toured the nearby heartland shops, wet market and food centre to meet residents and stallholders.


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