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Saturday, January 08, 2005

Singapore's new leaders have responded fast to tsunami disaster: SM Goh

SINGAPORE: The tsunami disaster is the first major test facing Singapore's new team of leaders and they've responded well and quickly, says SM Goh Chok Tong.

Help was rendered immediately to tsunami-hit neighbours and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had initiated a regional meeting on future steps, noted SM Goh.

Speaking for the first time on the issue, SM Goh also commended Singaporeans on the way they've stepped forward to help.

Mr Goh was speaking at a ceremony to appoint 53 council members of the Southeast Community Development Council.

The event started with a moment of silence to remember the tsunami victims.

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