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Issue 284, 18 Feb 2020
Dear Members and Friends

On Total Defence Day last Saturday I represented the Chamber by attending the 53rd War Memorial Service in Commemoration of the Civilian Victims of the Japanese Occupation. This ceremony is faithfully organized every year by Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with MINDEF.

In view of Covid-19 it was a scaled down event with a temperature check, no school children, no SAF band and invited guests only. The important thing is the ceremony went ahead. This demonstrated not only respect but also resilience. In turn, resilience is a big part of psychological defence.

As one SAF veteran said to me: ‘We’ll get through Covid-19.” I agree with her. This resilient attitude is the one we all must have as business and life must and will continue. Yes, we need to take personal responsibility for our behaviour and for our health. Yes, we do have to take precautions like temperature checks, beef up cleaning and make travel declarations. But being resilient means we continue our normal lives as much as possible.

So, keep calm, keep safe and carry on. We will get through this.

With my thanks and best regards.
Victor Mills
Chief Executive



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