Our Secretary General, Tan Jee Say, has been appointed Harvard Fellow. He travels to Harvard University later this month to take up the Fellowship. He will be based at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The WCFIA was co-founded in 1958 by Robert Bowie and Henry Kissinger. Dr […]
Two groups of students from Singapore Management University interviewed me last Saturday for their project on leadership and system of governance. Dr David Foo, Treasurer of SingFirst was also present. They were a curious and enthusiastic lot. They wanted to know what is best for Singapore, my […]
A good government must build people besides building businesses and infrastructure.
Responding to SingFirst’s request for a courtesy call to introduce ourselves, the National Solidarity Party invited us to their office in Jalan Besar on Saturday 4 October 2014. There were four of us from SingFirst namely Fahmi Rais, David Foo, Loke Pak Hoe and me. SingFirst’s Chairman Dr Ang […]
Jee Say sat down for tea with a Norwegian family in Bergen, a coastal town in Norway, on 23 September 2014. There was a robust discussion on the Norwegian passion for equality and universality. The late matriarch of the family took care of Jee Say’s mother-in-law when she was holidaying […]
October 16, 2014 at 12:41pm When our taxi stopped in front of a stately grey building in the heart of Oslo, the driver pointed to the front entrance and said: “That’s the Ministry of Finance where our money is protected.” We looked at each other and wondered aloud […]
Open letter : Mr President,… you owe it to the people of Singapore to seek the truth about Operation Coldstore and Battle for Merger….
This post first appeared on http://www.facebook.com/tanjeesay. October 21, 2014 at 5:42pm Mr President, I urge you to seek the truth about Operation Coldstore and Battle for Merger during your State visit in the UK The President (firstname.lastname@example.org) cc Prime Minister (email@example.com) Dear President, Early this year, I responded […]
October 18, 2014 at 2:59pm Each year in October, the world’s attention is focused on the Nobel Institute in Oslo as it awaits an announcement on the year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Described as “the world’s most prestigious prize”, it has been awarded since 1901 to […]
Background I am the product of the colonial legacy and the PAP generation. I have grown up to believe in the goodness of the PAP. My parents told me so and I experienced the efficiency and effectiveness under the one party system. In fact, I was a strong […]
31 (including 6 CEC members) turned up for SingFirst’s 2nd Meet and Greet held on 26 Oct 2014.
Our 1st M&G Session was held on 6 Oct 2014. About 30 members turned up. CEC members took turns to address the crowd. Many new members also spoke up regarding national issues. There was a friendly exchange of views during the session.
Our first Walkabout will be held at Location: Surrounding Holland Drive Market and Food Centre Meet outside Han’s Restaurant at Block 36 Holland Drive. Date: Sunday 9 November at 8.45am Nearest MRT station is at Buona Vista MRT. Holland Village MRT is further away. Hope to see you […]