Minister for Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam warns against under-estimating risks from South China Sea dispute

Minister for Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam has warned of the risks that could stem from the conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea dispute. 

He urged leaders not to under-estimate the risks and consequences, saying the issue could be complicated by the rise of nationalism in several claimant states. 

But he noted there's broad recognition that these issues must be dealt with in a way that preserves peace and harmony. 

Mr Shanmugam highlighted this issue, as well as the change and continuity he sees in the region, in an interview with MediaCorp, ahead of the ASEAN Summit in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, this weekend.