Bilingualism fund receives more than $58 million in donations

Students at a mother tongue language class

SINGAPORE: The Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism, which supplements efforts by the government in the teaching and learning of English and the Mother Tongue languages, has received more than S$58 million in donations and pledges.

Among those who donated are Mr Lee Kuan Yew, with S$12 million, businessmen Mr Robert Ng with S$5 million and Mr Li Ka Shing, also with S$5 million, as well as Mr Robert Kuok with S$3 million and Mr Ong Beng Seng with S$2 million.

A statement from the Office of Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Friday said the S$58 million in donations and pledges as of 27 December included eligible matching grants from the government.

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