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SINGAPORE IN TRANSITION: HOPE, ANXIETY AND QUESTION MARKS

SINGAPORE IN TRANSITION: HOPE, ANXIETY AND QUESTION MARKS

SINGAPORE IN TRANSITION: HOPE, ANXIETY AND QUESTION MARKS
What dark secrets lurk in Singapore’s basement?

Are Singaporeans a weak people?

Do Singaporeans really deserve their wages?

Who is more out of touch – the people or their leaders?

Why did founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew change his mind about writing his memoirs?

Han Fook Kwang, the former editor of The Straits Times, provides provocative answers to these questions and more, in this collection of 40 commentaries.

It draws from some of his best works in Singapore’s main newspaper in which he writes regularly since stepping down as its editor in 2012.

Among them are pieces on his reading of the watershed 2011 General Election and the equally surprising GE in 2015, new challenges facing the economy, what ails the medical profession and the public transport system, and the importance of a vibrant civic society.

The book also features a selection of his writings on Lee, whom he worked closely with on three books, including the bestselling Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going and One
Man’s View Of The World.

HAN FOOK KWANG | AUTHOR
Han Fook Kwang picked up his pen again after he stepped down as the editor of Singapore’s main English-language daily The Straits Times in 2012.
His weekly commentaries, published in its Sunday edition, The Sunday Times, soon garnered a following for their keen insights into Singapore society and his trenchant analysis of
public policy. He graduated from the University of Leeds, England, in 1975 on a Colombo Plan scholarship, and obtained his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1983 on a Singapore Government scholarship.
He spent eight years in the Singapore Government’s Administrative Service.
He was the paper’s political editor before becoming its editor in 2002. He was appointed managing editor in 2012, and editor-at-large in 2014.
He is the co-author of three books on Singapore’s founding prime minister – Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas, Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going, and One Man’s View
of the World.
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Weight 0.03 grams
Author HAN FOOK KWANG
ISBN 9789814642569
Size 152 mm x 227 mm (portrait)
Extent 200
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
 
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