10 June 2018
Hopes are high that Tuesday’s event – an unprecedented meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will eventually yield “a bountiful harvest” in peace dividends, as Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan put it yesterday. Being placed under such an intense international spotlight comes with risks and costs. If there is a security breach, for example, the damage to Singapore’s reputation will be severe, said Dr Tomoo Kikuchi of RSIS. Dr Graham Ong-Webb of RSIS said there should be compensation for businesses adversely affected by the summit. Hosting the summit well also projects Singapore’s soft power and wins it goodwill with the US, North Korea and other countries, said Dr Alan Chong of RSIS.
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Last updated on 11/06/2018