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Economic downturn poses more threat than race and religion, say students. Campus Observer.

NUS students disagree with PM Lee on threats

From The Campus Observer:

The weakening economy, rather than race and religion, is the greatest threat to national harmony, according to NUS students.

In a non-scientific poll of 30 students from various academic disciplines conducted by the Observer, 70 per cent of respondents said they did not agree with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that issues of race and religion have the greatest potential to cause social unrest in Singapore.

Lee highlighted the twin issues of race and religion as “the most visceral and dangerous fault line” in Singapore during his National Day Rally speech on Aug. 16.

Read the full report here.