The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Dr Shashi Jayakumar from RSIS as Singapore’s representative to an ASEAN commission, which will take effect from today. Dr Jayakumar, who is taking over from veteran diplomat Barry Desker, will be Singapore’s fourth representative on the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), which was inaugurated in 2009. Dr Jayakumar currently heads the Centre of Excellence for National Security and is also the executive coordinator for Future Issues and Technology at RSIS located at NTU. Law don Eugene Tan from SMU has been appointed as Singapore’s alternate representative to the AICHR and he will represent Singapore in Dr Jayakumar’s absence.
Last updated on 04/01/2019