Lunch With Sumiko

Lunch With Sumiko: S. Iswaran on making Singapore matter to the world

Mr Iswaran, who is also an MP for West Coast GRC, at a grassroots event last year. He takes pride in the constituency and has picked up conversational Mandarin to connect better with grassroots leaders and residents. Making deals for Singapore is all
Making deals for Singapore is all in a day's work for Communications and Information Minister S. Iswaran. At the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, he launched Singapore's proposed framework on the ethics guiding the rising use of artificial intelligence.PHOTO: COURTESY OF S. ISWARAN
Mr Iswaran, who is also an MP for West Coast GRC, at a grassroots event last year. He takes pride in the constituency and has picked up conversational Mandarin to connect better with grassroots leaders and residents. Making deals for Singapore is all
Mr Iswaran, who is also an MP for West Coast GRC, at a grassroots event last year. He takes pride in the constituency and has picked up conversational Mandarin to connect better with grassroots leaders and residents.PHOTO: COURTESY OF S. ISWARAN

Much of S. Iswaran's career - in the Administrative Service, corporate world and politics - has seen him doing just that

It is a beautiful day in Davos, Switzerland. The air is a bracing minus 5 deg C, the mountains are dipped in snow and everywhere you look, the scenery is picture perfect.

Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran is kind of missing Singapore though, or at least, the food and, specifically, the food in West Coast, his constituency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 17, 2019, with the headline 'Making Singapore matter to the world'. Print Edition | Subscribe