Ministry of Home Affairs

Minister’s Appreciation Lunch-Cum-Launch Of Book On CEP, 29 October 2011

Press Release   •   Nov 04, 2011 10:49 +08

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) held its annual Appreciation Lunch today to thank its Home Team Connection partners serving on the Boards, Councils and Committees of MHA and the Home Team departments.

A book by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) studying the development of the Community Engagement Programme (CEP) was also launched at the event.

Long Service Award (LSA) Recipients           

This year, 53 members sitting in the Home Team’s Boards, Councils and Committees received their Long Service Awards from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Teo Chee Hean.  The longest-serving recipient is Mr Lim Soo Peng who has contributed to the Home Team for 45 years. Mr Lim started volunteering in the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection in 1966, and subsequently joined the Drug Rehabilitation Centres Review Committee 2 in 1991.      

The following table shows the breakdown of the 53 award recipients: 

Launch of ISEAS book "Hearts of Resilience - Singapore's Community Engagement Programme"          

A book charting the development of the Community Engagement Programme since its inception in 2006 was also launched at the event. Published by ISEAS, “Hearts of Resilience – Singapore’s Community Engagement Programme” is written by ISEAS Visiting Research Fellow Mr Asad-ul Iqbal Latif.  Mr Asad-ul Iqbal Latif was formerly a Senior Writer with the Straits Times and has a number of notable publications under his belt.       

Prefaced by a message from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and a foreword from DPM Teo Chee Hean, the book features interviews with former DPM and Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam as well as CEP practitioners sharing their efforts on the ground.  

29 OCTOBER 2011