Singapore President Halimah Yacob at the launch of a new international conference looking into issues surrounding building cohesive societies. Photo: Handout

Singapore’s strict laws alone cannot ensure racial cohesion: President Halimah Yacob

  • The city state is known for its no-nonsense approach to protecting ethnic sensitivities, with firm policies ensuring tensions are kept to a minimum
  • The ‘real test’, Halimah said, was the reaction of people when ‘a bomb goes off or [when] people get killed because of racial or religious hatred’
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Singapore President Halimah Yacob at the launch of a new international conference looking into issues surrounding building cohesive societies. Photo: Handout
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.