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S Rajaratnam on Singapore: From Ideas to Reality
This book, a compilation of key speeches and articles by the late Mr S Rajaratnam, is a tribute to one of the founding fathers of Singapore. As the country's first foreign minister, he was pivotal in conceptualising and implementing its foreign policy. Present at the birth of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he was also instrumental in ensuring a ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Co-Published with World Scientific
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Rajaratnam was known to be good with words, with the ability to string facts together and present them to convince people of his point. This collection of essays and extracts from his talks was interesting in the way that it had tackled different aspects - of nation building; foreign policy; international relations; communalism, communism, colonialism, imperialism, etc. There were definitely some things that I disagree with, but I do agree that Mr Rajaratnam does have a great understanding of ...more