By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those various humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide background are stated briefly costs from their lives. those on my own make the publication a desirable learn . . . past heritage, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational e-book approximately making anything of your personal lifestyles. no matter if your aspirations are humble or increased, even if you're from an easy or advantaged history, the message in each one of many tales inside of is identical: you can also make your individual success.” Vita variation This enlightening ebook describes the lives and achievements of eminent Rafflesians from Raffles establishment, Raffles women' university and Raffles Junior university, a lot of whom have served within the Singapore public and group provider within the maximum positions. The biographies comprise little recognized proof of curiosity, which were adorned with own anecdotes received from these interviewed. The e-book additionally represents a courageous venture by way of a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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His political career began in 1963 after he won in the Tanglin Constituency on a People’s Action Party ticket during the Singapore General Election. His success was repeated in 1968 and 1972. He was Speaker of the Singapore Legislative Assembly and was appointed the Minister for Law in 1964. During his 24 years as Law Minister, he also held the National Development, Home Aﬀairs, Environment, Science and Technology, and Labour portfolios. indd 17 11/16/2007 5:40:37 PM 18 100 Inspiring Rafﬂesians Barker’s legal expertise was invaluable and very much in evidence when he single-handedly drafted the Separation Agreement between Malaysia and Singapore in 1965.
In addition to chairing Banyan Tree’s CSR division, Claire is also the President of the national society promoting CSR among organisations in Singapore, Singapore Compact for CSR which is also the country representative for the United Nations Global Compact. Her role is to encourage more companies to embrace the value proposition that businesses do well by doing good in the areas of corporate governance, environmental protection and community engagement. Claire is also the Chairperson of Employer Alliance, a network of corporations committed to create an enabling work environment to enhance work life integration for women and men.
From then on, the nickname of ‘Twinkletoes’ stuck. Chia ﬁrst represented Singapore at the age of 17, when the Japanese authorities organised ‘goodwill’ missions to Malaya. At twenty-two, he became the youngest member of the Malayan Chinese team which toured Southeast Asia and Shanghai. He is the only Singaporean footballer to play in the Olympic Games — albeit for China. The 1950s were the golden years of Singapore football and the awesome trio of Chia Boon Leong, Awang Bakar and Aw Boon Seong spearheaded the Colony into the Malaya Cup Finals ﬁve times.