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  • Islamophobia could destroy #Singapore: Minister:

    Islamophobia Could Destroy Singapore: Minister

    thediplomat.com 30 Mar '16, 1pm

    Islamophobia could be destructive to Singapore’s social fabric if terror attacks fracture the trust among local communities, the city-state’s home affairs minister warned Wednesday. Speaking after a closed-door dialogue with students at an Islamic school, Singapore’s home affairs and ...

  • A Japan-Singapore-India Maritime Partnership

    thediplomat.com 12 Feb '16, 1pm

    The Indo-Pacific region has been fraught with maritime issues, including an array of non-traditional security threats, notably seaborne piracy and terrorism – two salient challenges highlighted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he addressed the valedictory function of India’...

  • Is Singapore Headed For a Recession?

    Is Singapore Headed For a Recession?

    thediplomat.com 28 Feb '16, 9pm

    There is uncertainty over whether Singapore’s economy is headed for a recession, and the online debate certainly reflects that. Overall, there seems to be a general consensus that growth prospects in 2016 will be challenging. As the island-state’s largest export destination, China’s s...

  • Singapore Warns of Islamic State Terror Nexus in Southeast Asia

    Singapore Warns of Islamic State Terror Nexus in Southeast Asia

    thediplomat.com 09 Dec '15, 10pm

    Singapore’s defense minister warned Wednesday that the Islamic State poses a “clear and present danger” to Southeast Asia, with trained foreign fighters returning from Syria and Iraq potentially linking up and formalizing ties with local groups to execute attacks. “We see the threat o...

  • Singapore’s Impressive Food Security

    Singapore’s Impressive Food Security |

    thediplomat.com 06 Sep '15, 7am

    In many parts of the world, food security is emerging as a serious threat. Increasing population, land and water constraints, changes in dietary habits with increasing affluence, the impact on global food production of floods and droughts in major food producing areas, falling food ex...

  • Urban Water Management in Singapore: Past, Present and Future

    Urban Water Management in Singapore: Past, Present and Future | The Diplomat

    thediplomat.com 10 Jun '15, 1pm

    This year is the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. In the hoopla of this anniversary celebrations, one major item that has taken a back seat is how Singapore managed to improve its water management from that of a below average developing Asian city in 1965, to one of the b...

  • #SLD15

    Singapore Warns of Islamic State Base in Southeast Asia | The Diplomat

    thediplomat.com 29 May '15, 3pm

    The Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s premier security summit, kicked off in Singapore on Friday with a keynote speech by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Lee’s speech addressed three issues: the balance of power; regional cooperation and terrorism. Unsurprisingly, the terrorism ...

  • How did a #Singapore warship foil a pirate attack? by @TheAsianist:

    How Did a Singapore Warship Foil a Pirate Attack? | The Diplomat

    thediplomat.com 02 Sep '15, 7am

    A Singapore navy vessel successfully disrupted a sea robbery on a Malaysian-flagged tugboat Tuesday. According to a September 1 press release issued by the Ministry of Defense (MINDEF), the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) had immediately deployed its F...