02 July 2019
Dr Shashi Jayakumar said in his commentary that three observations can be made on tolerance, its enemies and building cohesive societies:
- “The Constant Gardener” – a more “muscular” defence of moderate values is required.
- “Heritage Skills” – this has two components: one from the past, and the other for the future.
- “Singapore’s Role” – the place and position of Singapore in the future defence of moderation and tolerant values.
He said “…calculating how to build on what has been achieved at the ICCS will be vital. Unforced ways should be found to maintain contacts with, and between, the young leaders, who will be ambassadors for the future.”
… Shashi Jayakumar is Head, Centre of Excellence for National Security and Executive Coordinator, Future Issues and Technology at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. This piece first appeared in RSIS Commentary.
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Last updated on 03/07/2019