Foreign meddlers seek to stir anger in societies by exploiting divisive issues: Expert

Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam speaks at the Conference on Foreign Interference Tactics and Countermeasures, held on Sept 25, 2019.
Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam speaks at the Conference on Foreign Interference Tactics and Countermeasures, held on Sept 25, 2019.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The target of foreign interference are the fault lines that already exist in society and can be exploited to stir anger and divisiveness, said an expert on Wednesday (Sept 25).

To guard against such threats, countries need to bridge the divides by having dialogues and being open, added Dr Janis Berzins, managing director of the Centre for Security and Strategic Studies at the National Defence Academy of Latvia.

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