TODAY published the article “Initiatives to honour Yusof Ishak now all realised” on 13 August 2015.
Excerpts from the article:
“Founded in 1968, ISEAS was meant as a regional hub for knowledge generation, and for the fostering of mutual understanding and ideas. A Bill to legalise the name change was passed in Parliament last month.
Noting the think tank’s growth in scope and repute over the years, Mr Heng said: “As ISEAS continues in its next 50 years as the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, we hope that its name will constantly call to mind all that vision — of equality, justice, harmony and strength amid diversity.”
“Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Dr Imran, the late Mr Yusof’s son, recounted his father’s belief in education.
“He was schooled in the university of life, but he appreciate and admired those who went through the proper education system, and emphasised to all of us the importance of a good education,” he said.”
Read the full article here.