The Singapore Lion: A Biography of S. Rajaratnam (Google eBook)

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 575 pages
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"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 iindependence. 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, President of Singapore "In the course of a thirty-three 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
  

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An excellent book about a man with a vision. Decades ahead of his peers. He worked for a non-communal, non-tribal new society, independent of colonialism. One people out of ethno-cultural diversity ... Read full review

Contents

1 Beginnings
1
2 Becoming Secular
19
3 Turning Left
31
4 Love and War
55
5 Writing Fiction
68
6 The OneMan Band
89
7 Standard Trouble
119
8 Strike for Power
143
16 The First Test
361
17 The Lions Roar
389
18 Wooing North Borneo
419
19 The Malaysian Dream
451
20 Merger At Last
477
Notes
509
Interviews
539
Select Bibliography
541

9 Championing Democracy
169
10 Publishing and Politics
192
11 The Malayan Question
218
12 Moment of Truth
247
13 Taking Power
275
14 Creating National Identity
301
15 Shaping the Good Society
331
Index
547
About the Author
576
Photo Section I
577
Photo Section II
585
Photo Section III
593
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