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Ministers among performers at upcoming online charity show

To raise funds for 10 nursing homes and at the same time celebrate Mother's Day, several members of the People's Action Party (PAP) Women's Wing will be performing in an online charity show on May 8.

Those singing include Manpower Minister Josephine Teo and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah, said Sembawang GRC MP Poh Li San at a briefing yesterday. They are the chair and vice-chair of the Women's Wing respectively.

They will be accompanied by local performing artistes singing in various languages, including singers Joi Chua and Asmiyati Asbah, as well as Vasantham artist Sharon Shobana Vasudevan.

The show will be streamed live on the PAP's Facebook and YouTube channels from 3pm to 5pm.

Ms Poh, who is organising this charity event, said the PAP Women's Wing will be working with community partners and party activists to hit the donation target of $200,000 for beneficiaries that include the Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens.

She also noted that 2021 has been declared the Year of Celebrating SG Women, and said the event pays tribute to women's contributions to society.

Last year, the Government announced that it will conduct a review of issues affecting women. A key component of that is a series of dialogues called Conversations On Singapore Women's Development, which started last September.

Ms Poh said yesterday that PAP's female political office-holders such as Parliamentary Secretary for Health Rahayu Mahzam are involved in these ongoing dialogues and more updates are expected in the next few months. - THE STRAITS TIMES

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