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The Singapore Lion: S. Rajaratnam, The Authorised Biography (Volume 1)


By: Irene Ng
S$45.00
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  • Provides a comprehensive portrayal of S. Rajaratnam - one of Singapore‘s outstanding leaders who played a crucial part in the momentous and crisis-ridden transition to independence.

  • “Irene Ng has written a book that gives a comprehensive portrayal of Mr Rajaratnam - one of Singapore’s outstanding leaders who played a crucial part in the momentous and crisis-ridden transition to independence. This is a book about the man and his wisdom. One would fail to appreciate him until one reads this absorbing book and reflects on the acuity and breadth of his insights and his wisdom.”
    S.R. Nathan, Sixth President of Singapore

    “In the course of a 33-year career in diplomacy, I met many great leaders. Having done so, I can confidently assert that S. Rajaratnam was one of the greatest leaders I met. Sadly, few in Singapore understand how great Rajaratnam was. This well-researched comprehensive volume by Irene Ng therefore fills a real need. Both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans will benefit a lot from reading it.”
    Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

    “Rajaratnam is one of the founding fathers of modern Singapore. He was Singapore’s first and longest serving foreign minister. He was a rebel and a revolutionary. He was an intellectual and a man of action. In this wonderful book, Irene Ng tells the story of this remarkable leader of Singapore. I found the book both enjoyable and insightful.”
    Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Singapore

  • Born in Penang, Malaysia, Irene Ng came to Singapore to further her studies in 1980. She is now a Singaporean. She studied sociology. English language and philosophy at the National University of Singapore and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences in 1986. She later obtained her Master of Science in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

    In June 2006, she was awarded an Honorary Professional Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. From 1986-2001, she worked as a journalist for Singapore Press Holdings and was a senior political correspondent of the New Paper and The Strait Times. She has won journalism and writing awards.

ISBN: 9789815203295
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 576
Year Published: 2024
Language: English