By Guan Heng Tan
“In tracing the careers of those various humans . . . tantalising snippets of nationwide heritage are acknowledged in short rates from their lives. those on my own make the e-book a desirable learn . . . past historical past, a hundred Inspiring Rafflesians is an inspirational ebook approximately making whatever of your individual existence. even if your aspirations are humble or increased, even if you're from an easy or advantaged historical past, the message in each one of many tales inside is identical: you can also make your individual success.” Vita version This enlightening e-book 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 carrier within the optimum positions. The biographies include little recognized proof of curiosity, that have been decorated with own anecdotes got from these interviewed. The booklet additionally represents a courageous project through a visually handicapped individual, who's himself a Rafflesian.
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Did she have to force her way into this male dominated institution? “It was due to the enlightened leadership of President Kwek Leng Joo who opened the door to women. We cannot force it, we have to take the opportunity to want to make a diﬀerence. Men value our contribution and they want to learn. ” Claire’s achievements include a book that she co-authored: Stepping Out — The Making of Chinese Entrepreneurs. The 47 lives portrayed in the volume were based on four years of her research. “I was awakened to an old Singapore that I never knew.
The Christian militia replied with lethal force using plastic-coated metal bullets, tear gas and grenades, even when children were throwing stones at them. “On the morning of 16 September 1982, the casualties started ﬂooding in. Women, children, old people. They had been shot at close range with machine guns. By evening, I found that gunmen were shooting whole families in their homes. More than 2,000 people took refuge in the hospital. ” As the drama unfolded, thousands were slaughtered. Two days later, Ang was forced at machine gunpoint out of the camp and into the streets.
I held him for a few seconds, but a soldier placed a gun against her head and forced her to take the baby back. The soldiers pushed us on with the butt of their machine guns and we marched on. They put us through a mock execution. But, all I could think of was that Palestinians and their Lebanese neighbours were being killed back in the camp. ” In 2002, Ang revisited the mass grave where 1,200 were buried during the Sabra and Shatila massacre. “Personally, I have agonised over the situation for 20 years.
100 Inspiring Rafflesians, 1823-2003 by Guan Heng Tan