March 5, 2017
APSIA Conference 2017 Keynote Address by Singapore’s DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam at LKY School of Public Policy
Geo-Politics, Disruptive Social Developments and Technological Change: Has the Game Changed? Yes, that is easy part of the answer. How we wish that life is simple and outcomes are predictable. But it is not. I have been grappling a few questions. I asked myself questions like What has changed? How it has changed? What is driving the change?What this change means to us in Asia.
China, North Korea, Islamic and Christian evangelism, terrorism and so on are making the headlines.I also see increasing polarisation and the need for understanding and rebuilding trust. I expect our politicians to reconnect with people they are mandated to serve and want leaders to lead with integrity, honesty and hope. Listen to DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam for some insights.–Din Merican