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Diplomacy: A Singapore Experience
After more than four decades of independence, Singapore has built up a significant corpus of norms, principles and experiences that form the bedrock of its foreign policy. Many of these milestone events and watershed moments in MFA's history are known only to a handful of ministers and officials. There is a need to always remember the fundamentals of our key foreign policy interests. In Diplomacy: A Singapore Experience, Prof S Jayakumar records his reflections on selected episodes and events where he was involved as Minister or as Permanent Representative to the UN. They illustrate how Singapore created diplomatic and economic space for itself, and its proactive diplomacy in the UN and ASEAN. The author also recounts Singapore's responses to moves by other countries that were inimical to its national interests, resolving disputes in an amicable manner through third party settlement, now an important feature of Singapore's foreign policy. Included are episodes in bilateral relations with Malaysia, Indonesia and China which demonstrate that such relations must be on the basis of equals respecting each other's soverign status, and also in compliance with international law and international agreements.

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Malaysia & Singapore- The Land Reclamation Case- From Dispute to Settlement
This book tells the story of Singapore’s first experience of defending its legal rights before an international tribunal, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

In April 2002, Malaysia lodged a protest against Singapore’s reclamation works around Pulau Tekong and Pulau Ubin on the grounds that they were causing trans-boundary environmental harm to Malaysia’s territorial waters. Just a year later, after one unsuccessful meeting between the parties, Malaysia initiated proceedings against Singapore, to stop its reclamation works around these islands. Malaysia’s claim for provisional measures to stop the Pulau Tekong reclamation works until the disposal of the dispute raised the larger issue of conflicting legal rights – Singapore’s right to reclaim part of its territorial sea for national needs, and Malaysia’s concern to protect its maritime environment from harm.

The authors, who were part of the multidisciplinary and multi-agency team tasked with presenting Singapore’s case at ITLOS, recount the facts of the reclamation dispute and the ITLOS proceedings culminating in a pragmatic outcome, one that paves the way for future cases of this nature to be resolved in a similar way. This book would be of interest to students and readers of international relations, international law and the peaceful settlement of disputes.

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We also served-Reflections of Spore's former PAP MPs
“MPs are important actors in determining Singapore’s history. I encourage all MPs, including those who oppose the PAP, to give their accounts of the past. They will give a multidimensional view of past events and provide richness and texture to the story.” — Lee Kuan Yew

“I expect our book to do two things. First, to inform, and second,to inspire, the younger generation of Singaporeans, including new Singaporeans. They will know something of the two generations of political leaders in the first 40 years of independence. We can hope that a few of these Singaporeans will seek the mandate from the people, so that they will continue to lead our country into the future.” — Chiang Hai Ding

For the first time, 25 People’s Action Party former MPs tell how they became involved in politics, what they did as politicians, what they felt and wished for Singapore. They are former ministers and other office holders to backbenchers. Some served five terms, totalling over two decades, and some one term of four or five years. These are stories of ordinary people who served in unusual times and achieved extraordinary results for Singapore. Some are of very humble origin or have little formal education. Some served in the crucial decade, 1955 to 1965, during the birthing of the new nation, when the political outcome of their struggle could have gone against them, and they would have paid a heavy price for their convictions. Most served when that new nation started out on the long road to nation-building, during the decades of rapid social and economic change, when they had to convince their fellow citizens to make the necessary changes for independent Singapore to survive and progress. Most were not prepared for the tasks they had to undertake.

CONTRIBUTORS: 1 The branch secreta ry Chor Yeok Eng, 1959–1984 • 2 The was herwoma n’s son Ho See Beng, 1963–1984 • 3 The trade union lea der Mahmud Awang, 1963–1968 • 4 The “orang laut” Othman Wok, 1963–1980 • 5 The coffeeshop “boy” Teong Eng Siong, 1963–1979 • 6 The artist Ho Kah Leong, 1966–1996 • 7 The first Malay graduate MP SHA’ARI TADIN, 1968–1980 • 8 The historian Chiang Hai Ding, 1970–1984 • 9 The Rhodes Scholar Tan Eng Liang, 1972–1980 • 10 The Nantah pioneer Chai Chong Yii, 1972–1988 • 11 The self-made man Sidek Saniff, 1976–2001 • 12 The football mediator Teo Chong Tee, 1976–1996 • 13 The chemical engineer Bernard Chen Tien Lap, 1977–2001 • 14 The man with a godfather Rohan Kamis, 1979–1984 • 15 The industrial doctor Chau Sik Ting, 1980–1984 • 16 The Administrative Officer Othman Haron Eusofe, 1980–2006 • 17 The leadership trainer Saidi Shariff, 1980–1984 • 18 The teacher Wan Hussin Zoohri, 1980–1991 • 19 The political reporter Goh Choon Kang, 1984–2001 • 20 A woman in the House again Dixie Tan, 1984–1991 • 21 The country boy Wang Kai Yuen, 1984 –2006 • 22 The Political Secretary Zulkifli Mohamed, 1984–1996 • 23 The head prefect Lew Syn Pau, 1988–2001 • 24 The ENTREPRENEUR R. Sinnakaruppan, 1991–2001 • 25 The cardiologist Michael Lim Chun Leng, 1991–2006

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Men In White - The Untold Story Of Singapore's Ruling Political Party

Men In White is the inside story of one of the world’s most successful political parties. Narrated in three parts, it is oral history spun in a journalistic mode and spiced unapologetically with anecdotes, quotes and human interest to breathe life into past events. Three writers from The Straits Times backed by four researchers conducted some 300 interviews in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and China. The result is a dramatic account of the PAP – warts, blemishes and all – and of the pivotal moments in its history which changed the course of Singapore forever.

PART ONE tells how a Cambridge-educated lawyer and his anglicised associates collaborated with radical Chinese-speaking trade unionists to drive out the British colonialists and how they fought each other to the bitter end.

PART TWO captures the agonies of leadership renewal and charts the ascent of Goh Chok Tong who succeeded Lee as the second prime minister. It ends with Lee Hsien Loong taking over from Goh in 2004 and leading the party to victory in the 2006 polls.

PART THREE wraps up the PAP story by delving into the key principles that characterise Singapore governance and concludes with the intriguing poser: Will PAP outlive LKY?

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Pioneers Once More

This book is the first about the Singapore Public Service as a whole, and tell the story of the Public Service from the time Singaporeans took over the reins of self-government from the British in 1959. It is written from the perspectives of the men and women who make up this institution.

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50 Greatest Moments in Singapore Football
50 Greatest Moments in Singapore Football will be a catalyst for family and friends to reminisce on a key aspect of our past. It should inspire a future generation of players to serve with pride and distinction.— Teo Chee Hean, President, Singapore National Olympic Council From the glory days of the Malaysia Cup to the current Malaysian Super League featuring the LionsXII, The New Paper has covered i t a ll. In fact, no newspaper has given as much coverage on Singapore’s own domestic league, the S-League. So when the Legion of Lions, helmed by Leong Kok Fann, Lau Kok Keng and Ian Mullane, was looking to produce a book on the greatest moments in Singapore Football history, they naturally came to The New Paper to bring it to life. 50 Greatest Moments in Singapore Football pays homage to the homegrown football warriors who have given Singapore much to be proud of over the years. A slice of history plus more than 50 essays: The project team pored over SPH’s newspapers from Singapore’s pre-independence years to the present. They took on board the views of football fans and the players themselves.
After much debate, they came up with these 50 Greatest Moments. Every one of them is supported by photographs, headlines, news clippings – and a completely new essay that tells the story behind it all. Fresh interviews were conducted, and new facts emerged from the players, coaches and fans: the very moment a spectacular goal was scored, or one missed; the legendary coaches; even the referees.

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The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable May 2011
The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

. Recent Economic Developments bt Ms Tan Yin Ying, Senior Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore.

. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Wu Kun Lung, Research Analyst, Southeast Asia Economies, Credit Suisse AG; and Commentary by Dr Yougesh Khatri, Senior Economist, Southeast Asia, Nomura Holdings Incorporated.

. Industrial Policy by Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Reader, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge; and Commentary by Professor Wong Poh Kam, Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School and Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, NUS.

The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Reoundtable deals with a number of import policy issues:
. Recent economic developments and economic outlook for the Singapore economy.
. Industrial policy in Singapore.

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The Fifth Singapore Economic Roundtable September 2005

The Singapore Economic Roundtable is a forum of leading economists, policy makers and business leaders who gather twice a year to discuss important issues that impact on Singapore's economy. A joint effort of the Institute of Policy Studies and The Business Times, it raises questions on the role that government organisations in Singapore can play, and the ways in which we should reposition ourselves to meet new challenges.

The Fifth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

  • Recent Macroeconomic Developments in Singapore, by Edward Robinson, Executive Director, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Getting On With Life: Macro Prospects for Asia in 2006 by Mr Cliff Tan, Director , Asia-Pacific,Economic and Market Analysis, Citybank Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd
  • The State of Innovation in Singapore, by Hitendra Patel, Asia Head, Innovation Management Inc, Monitor Group

The Fifth Singapore Economic Roundtable discusses how creative Singaporeans are, and includes topics such as:

  • risk aversion among Singapore companies;
  • the effect of leadership on corporate innovation;
  • the lack of innovation-friendly corporate culture; and
  • the roles of partnerships in encouraging innovation.

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The First Singapore Economic Roundtable September 2003

The Singapore Economic Roundtable is a forum of leading economists, policy makers and business leaders who gather twice a year to discuss important issues that impact on Singapore's economy. A joint effort of the Institute of Policy Studies and The Business Times, it raises questions on the role that government organisations in Singapore can play, and the ways in which we should reposition ourselves to meet new challenges.

The First Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

  • Recent Macroeconomic Developments in the Singapore economy by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Senior Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • The Macroeconomic Policy Mix in Singapore; an assessment by Mr Simon Flint, Principal & Senior Stategist, Bank of America (Singapore) 
  • Assessing Singapore's Competiveness, by Manu Bhaskaran, Partner & Member of the Board, Centennial Group Inc

In the openminded Roundtable spirit, challenging questions were asked, such as:

  • If Singapore used to be good and now is not highly ranked, why is it so?
  • Are basic economic issues not adequately studied, thus affecting policy making?
  • Have we tackled the roots of high costs in Singapore?
  • Is Singapore's workforce ready for the economy's shift up the value chain?

The First Roundtable reveals:

  • A deep concern that structural issues have not been effectively tackled.
  • A desire to review some basic assumptions and doctrines underlying policy.
  • A warning that policies which make individual sense can cumulatively produce unintended, harmful consequences.

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The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable November 2010
The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

. Recent Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore.

. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications by Dr michael Spencer, Chief Economist and Head of Global Markets Research, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank; and Commentary by Mr Edward Teather, Executive Director and Senior Economist, ASEAN Economics Team, UBS Investment Bank.

. Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies by Dr Ravi Balakrishnan, Resident Representative in Singapore, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund; and Commentary by Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Council Member, Economic Society of Singapore.

The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy areas:

. Recent developments in the Singapore economy.
. Macro-economic policy.
. Impact of capital flows into Asian Emerging Markets.

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