Singapore Extends Aid to Sichuan Earthquake

By Today

The Singapore government will make a contribution of S$50,000 through the Singapore Red Cross to support China’s disaster relief efforts following yesterday’s earthquake in Sichuan.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has also written to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to convey his condolences to the people and government of China, saying he was saddened to learn of the disaster.

Mr Lee said he visited Sichuan just last September, and was “deeply moved to learn first-hand of the hardships that the people in Yingxiu experienced during the 2008 earthquake, and inspired by their fortitude in rebuilding their lives”.

He said it is unfortunate that another major earthquake has struck Sichuan again and that Singapore stands ready to assist those affected by this tragedy.

He added that he is confident the people of Sichuan will overcome this tragedy with resilience and determination. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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