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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