Extradition bill protesters staged the second sit-in protest at the Hong Kong International Airport on Friday. Photo: Edmond So

Singapore doesn’t profit from Hong Kong chaos, says minister K Shanmugam

  • The law and home affairs minister says solutions will have to be found for Hongkongers’ socio-economic and political concerns
  • But there is no easy way forward when people take entrenched positions and compromise is necessary, he adds
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Extradition bill protesters staged the second sit-in protest at the Hong Kong International Airport on Friday. Photo: Edmond So
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A protester walks through billowing tear gas outside a train station in Wong Tai Sin on August 4, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

Have Singaporeans misunderstood the nature of Hong Kong protests?

  • Some Hongkongers say that based on what they see on social media, Singaporeans do not understand the situation, and why protesters are fighting for ‘freedom and liberty’
  • Reports of Hongkongers relocating to Singapore and moving assets there have fuelled the perception that the Lion City is capitalising on Hong Kong’s situation
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester walks through billowing tear gas outside a train station in Wong Tai Sin on August 4, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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