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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 September, 2003, 11:41 GMT 12:41 UK
Asia: Singapore's PM
View of Singapore at night.
How has Singapore been affected by the troubles facing the region?

In a HARDtalk interview on 23 September, 2003, Tim Sebastian talks to Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's Prime Minister.

Singapore's economy, once one of the region's richest, has suffered a series of setbacks. The Sars epidemic devastated the island's tourist trade, unemployment has been growing and the government is talking about wage reforms.

But the economy is not the country's only concern. The government has recently released a white paper on terrorism. It has revealed details of alleged plots to attack western interests in Singapore.

Is the country doing enough to tackle the problem? And is it happy with what its neighbours are doing? Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong talks to Tim Sebastian.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 11:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 18:30 GMT and 22:30 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 03:30 and 23:30


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