"Within six months of setting up our Facebook page, we have attracted more than 4000 fans. Singaporean youths, in particular, have been very receptive to our new approaches and media platforms."
Minister Teo said that MINDEF set up a National Education branch in 1971 - now known as Nexus - to engage and educate Singaporeans on the importance of defence and national service. Nexus also coordinates National Education on defence matters.
He said: "For Total Defence Day in 2009 and 2010 Singaporeans were encouraged to articulate in their own unique way what they would defend and take ownership of Singapore's defence through a web video competition".
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