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[FEATURED NEWS] Xponents get up close and personal with Minister K Shanmugam

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HTX officers – or Xponents as we call ourselves – got to “Ask Minister Anything” during a special dialogue with Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam on July 1.

Over 1,000 Xponents attended the special eXpresso! or HTX townhall that was held in-person at the HTX headquarters and virtually.

Minister said that HTX is an important partner of the Home Team Departments (HTDs) and plays a critical role in the success of HTDs’ operations.

It was a candid session with Minister also responding to questions close to Xponents’ hearts, such as one about which football club he felt HTX most resembled. Drawing on the analogy of the Dutch national team in the 1970s that played “total football”, Minister said the Dutch team broke the mould, and played sexy and inventive football that inspired generations. “Hopefully, HTX will remake the idea of how the Home Team operates.”

Here are some photo highlights of the special eXpresso! session with Minister: 

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Minister K Shanmugam shared with Xponents his insights and personal anecdotes on a wide range of topics including HTX’s role in the Home Team, his recent interview on BBC's HARDtalk, and Singapore’s exceptionalism and challenges that the country is grappling with. (Photo: HTX/Cassie Ong)

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Over 1,000 Xponents – a record to date – listened with rapt attention to Minister at the special eXpresso!. (Photo: HTX/Marcus Hoong) 

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Minister K Shanmugam with Xponents who attended the special eXpresso! at HTX’s headquarters. (Photo: HTX/Marcus Hoong)