Launch of New Book: Yusof Ishak – A Man of Many Firsts

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute launched a new pictorial book titled “Yusof Ishak – A Man of Many Firsts” on 5 May 2017.

Authored by ISEAS Deputy Director, Dr Ooi Kee Beng, the pictorial volume is a biography of Mr Yusof Ishak and a collection of more than 140 pictures depicting his eventful life in the late colonial period of Singapore and Malaya, and the impact he had brought to society and country as a journalist and in public service, including his role as the first President of Singapore.

Media coverage:

The Straits Times, 6 May 2017:  New book on Yusof Ishak launched

Berita Suria, 5 May 2017: Berita Friday 5 May (5:10)

The Straits Times, 5 May 2017: What’s Next: May 5, 2017