The Straits Times: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute is Born

The Straits Times Times published the article “ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute is Born” on 13 August 2015.

Excerpts from the article:

“At a ceremony held yesterday, the 105th anniversary of Mr Yusof’s birth, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said as the first head of state of a multiracial Singapore, Mr Yusof “embodied our sovereignty” and “assured all races that this would be home for all”.”

‘On the move to name Iseas after Mr Yusof, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said it was a “historic moment” not just for the Malay community but also for Singapore.

The Iseas library is now home to a permanent exhibition on Mr Yusof’s life which is open to the public. Two books were also launched yesterday, one on Iseas’ growth by former Straits Times journalist Lee Kim Chew, and the other, a monograph on Mr Yusof by Iseas fellow Norshahril Saat.”

Read the full article here.