Fortifying Singapore’s Resolve to Stay United Against the Threat of Terrorism

Speech by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam in Parliament on 3 Oct 2017 I.     INTRODUCTION 1.     I thank Mr De Souza for moving this Motion and thank members for their views. Many constructive suggestions have been made, which my ministry will study. I also thank the members from the Workers’ Party for very constructive suggestions and we will look at them.   2.     I will set out the types of threats we face,....

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Confident, modern, vibrant, and integrated Malay community

Opening Remarks by Mr K Shanmugam at People’s Association Kopi Talk – Harmony and Resilience Progress of Malay community I will try and cover the progress of the Malay Muslim community, because you’ve got to see where we’ve come. Otherwise you don’t have the context to any other discussion. What is the vision that we want for the Malay Muslim community and what are the challenges? I made similar remarks at an earlier talk to the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP),....

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Reserved Presidency strengthens multiculturalism

In a speech about the Elected Presidency, Minister K Shanmugam reminded the audience that our Presidency used to rotate among races. According to this rotation, we should have had the next Malay President in 1993. But we have not had a Malay president since. We need all races at the apex of government to strengthen and preserve our multiculturalism. This is less likely to happen in an open elected Presidency as people prefer to vote for candidates of their own race.....

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What China’s Rise Means for Singapore and World

Minister Shanmugam’s Speech on the Belt and Road Initiative in (Mostly) Pictures Geopolitical Trends 1. China will be a superpower. Largest world economy and largest trading nation Technologically, militarily – China will become a more significant player. Already leading in innovation and infrastructure. 2.Change of relative power between America and China US has a significant lead, but over time, will have less and less scope for unilateral action, especially in areas of the globe where China has strong interests.....

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