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Singapore not immune to divisive forces: DPM Heng

He says anxiety caused by income inequality has led to distrust but adds Singaporeans can be "bridge builders"

Mr Heng (left), and Janadas Devan, director of the Institute of Policy Studies, at the Singapore Perspectives 2020 conference on Monday. In his speech, Mr Heng warned about "insurgent political parties" that have exploited people's fears and frustrations.


SINGAPORE has already seen some semblances of nativist tendencies, the Republic's deputy prime minister said, as he warned that the country cannot assume it is immune to divisive forces that have swept across the world.

In a speech at the Institute of Policy Studies'...