05 May 2015
SINGAPORE: Singapore can learn from how other countries have dealt with terror threats and incidents, said Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean. But the measures these countries have undertaken need to be tailored to suit Singapore in order to protect local values and institutions.
Mr Teo said this on Monday (May 4) at the start of a four-day conference on national security organised by the Centre of Excellence for National Security at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS).
To do that, he proposed developing counter measures based on three key thrusts – “reaching out, reaching across and reaching in”. By reaching out, Mr Teo said Singapore can study how such threats come to being and solutions taken by other countries to address them. This, he added, will enable Singapore to better anticipate and manage such challenges.
… Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security at RSIS, Dr Shashi Jayakumar said: “A lot of people are asking right now how ISIS, for example, seems to have a huge advantage over those who hopes to thwart its radicalisation message online. This is something where I think you need a cross disciplinary approach.”
CENS / Online
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