Mr Teo Chee Hean is Singapore’s Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security. He also oversees the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, National Security Coordination Secretariat, National Population and Talent Division, and National Climate Change Secretariat under the Prime Minister’s Office. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 2009 to 2019, and has served as the Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Defence, Minister for Education, and Minister for the Environment.

He also served as Minister of State in the Ministries of Finance, Communications and Defence. Prior to entering politics in 1992, he was the Chief of Navy holding the rank of Rear Admiral. Mr Teo graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from the University of Manchester. He holds a Master of Science (Distinction) in Computing Science from Imperial College and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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Policymakers’ View

Whatever Happened to the Middle Way?

Teo Chee Hean

In an increasingly fractious world, Singapore and like-minded countries can reclaim the middle ground and build greater consensus and cooperation. Speaking at ISEAS’ 25th Regional Outlook Forum today, Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, spoke of how this can be achieved. The full text of the speech at the online forum is below.