New science, tech agency under MHA to boost national security

The twin towers of the New Phoenix Park on Irrawaddy Road which houses the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The twin towers of the New Phoenix Park on Irrawaddy Road which houses the Ministry of Home Affairs.PHOTO: ST FILE

Outfit under MHA will develop capabilities to support Home Team's operational needs

A new science and technology agency will be formed under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as part of efforts to build up national security capabilities, The Straits Times has learnt.

The agency, planned to be set up this year, will be responsible for research and procurement in areas such as border security and protection of critical infrastructure.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2019, with the headline 'New science, tech agency to boost national security'. Print Edition | Subscribe