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Minister calls for closer partnerships between govts and academics

Aug 06, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Global economic and social volatility makes this an opportune time for closer partnerships between governments and academics, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung yesterday.

He told the Singapore Economic Review Conference that the changing global economy - with trade disputes, low interest rates and technological contests - provides challenges for governments.

"Democratic governance will be put to the test, made more difficult by falsehoods that will cloud pertinent information and...