Singapore, 30 November 2011 - The Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism was officially announced on 28 November in conjunction with the launch of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's new book My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore's Bilingual Journey.
Donors who wish to contribute directly to the Fund has to take note of the following:
- Cheques to be written out to “Ministry of Education”. No cash donation will be accepted.
- Donors will receive 2.5 times tax deduction. They must provide the following details behind the cheque:
- State “For Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism”
- Full name (as per NRIC) or company name. (This will be the name reflected on the tax deductible receipt)
- NRIC number (for individuals) or UEN/ tax reference number (for corporate)
- Mailing address to send tax deductible receipt to
- Contact number and email address
- Completed cheques can be mailed to:
Attn: Clara Wong/Jasmine Wee
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
c/o Straits Times Press Pte Ltd
English/Malay Newspapers Division
Mezzanine Floor, Information Resource Centre
Level 3, Podium Block
1000 Toa Payoh North, News Centre
As the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism is in the process of being set up as a legal entity, all donations in the interim will be received by MOE's Education Fund. These donations in the Education Fund will be transferred to the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism when the latter is set up in early 2012.
MOE will inform IRAS about the donation. For all interim donations, a tax deductible receipt will be issued by the Education Fund and mailed to the mailing address provided by the donor. In order for donors to receive tax deduction in YA2012, the cheque has to reach SPH latest by 9 December 2011.
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E
For more information, please contact:
Ms Chin Soo Fang
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1216
Mr Francis Mah
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1028
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