Category: Articles and Speeches

This category captures some of my favorite articles related to Singapore be it famous speeches, opinions, commentaries, poets etc.

What 18-year-olds tell us about Singapore’s future – Eddie Teo

Source: The Straits Times  Oct 10, 2015 As chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Mr Eddie Teo interviews 350 young people vying for scholarships each year. In this excerpt of a speech at an Overseas Singaporean Unit event in

Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter: I’m a Martian anyway

Dr Lee Wei Ling with her mother, Madam Kwa Geok Choo, in England in 1971, on the occasion of her father receiving honorary doctor of laws degrees at Liverpool and Sheffield universities.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF LEE WEI LING Source: The Straits

To what end, all the President’s Scholars?

Eight of 11 President’s Scholars from the class of 1972 are seen here with then President Benjamin Sheares (centre) at the Istana. They are (from left) Lim Hng Kiang, Lim Teik Hock, Chan Seng Onn, Lee Wei Ling, Lee Bee

Dr Lee Wei Ling on honouring the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew: ‘Honour the spirit of what Papa stood for’

That would be the best response to his passing, says Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter Source: The Straits Times  Apr 19, 2015 That Mr Lee Kuan Yew did not want his house preserved is obvious from his will, says Dr Lee

Singapore could have become ‘one country, two systems’ within Malaysia, not sovereign country

Source: The Straits Times Jan 28, 2015 Fifty years ago today, our future was uncertain. We didn’t know it then, but on January 26 1965, the Singapore Cabinet debated a paper that Mr Lee Kuan Yew had written on possible

Address root causes of anti-foreigner sentiments

Source: The Straits Times Oct 07, 2014   PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called upon Singaporeans not to be overly distracted by internal issues while losing sight of the bigger picture (“PM calls on S’pore to look outwards and

PAP elitist, don’t feel for the people – Ngiam Tong Dow

Source: The Online Citizen By Andrew Loh on October 1, 2013 The following is an extract of the transcripts of an interview held by Dr Toh Han Chong (THC) of the Singapore Medical Association News (SMA News) newsletter, with former

Inderjit Singh’s Facebook post on Singapore’s policy missteps

Askmelah: 12 years after that earth-shattering speech by ex-speaker of parliament Mr. Tan Soo Khoon, people has been bemoaning that PAP MPs these days are just a bunch of YESmen and YESWomen and career seeking politicians, civil servants and paper

Please be fair, raise our taxes

Source: The Sunday Times, Feb 16, 2014 How is the Government to find money for increased social spending? It is time the rich stepped up By Willie Cheng For The Straits Times ONE wintry night some five years ago, I

10 sayings by ex-top civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow

” International Medical Centre : A Missed Opportunity, or Not Too Late?” See the full interview transcript here where top ex-civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow’s wide-ranging interview in the September edition of the Singapore Medical Association newsletter criticised Singapore’s “tamer” public

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