Here appear occasional jottings of my random musings. Profound or jejune, they reveal the contours of my mental universe, with world history, intellectual history, civilizations, philosophy, religion, society, knowledge, and books as some major themes.
Since May 2011, this blog has been exclusively focused on Singapore. All my other reflections are now posted in "Notes from Noosphere" (see link under "Miscellany" on the right margin).
A 30,000-strong crowd turned up at Presidential Candidate Tan Jee Say’s rally yesterday (23 August 2011). Speakers included Dr Ang Yong Guan, Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, Dr Wong Wee Nam, Professor Paul Tambyah, Basil Hwang, Fahmi Rais, Tan Sze Yann, Jeanntte Chong-Aruldoss and Nicole Seah.
Dr Vincent Wijeysingha trained in social work in the United Kingdom and went on to do his doctorate in social policy at Sheffield University. He returned to Singapore in 2009 and after some consultancy work with a school in Burma and MCYS, was appointed the Executive Director of migrant rights group, Transient Workers Count Too in June 2010.
Tan Sze Yann
Tan Tze Yann (34) is the nephew of Mr Tan Jee Say. He has lived overseas for the past 13 years. Currently working in Shanghai as a Director in a US MNC. He studied in US (Univ. of Michigan).
Dr Wong Wee Nam
Dr Wong Wee Nam has been a medical doctor for 38 years. He has contested the 1997 general election on a NSP ticket. He is also a retired army captain. He has been a youth and community leader and also held leadership positions in a football club, an erhu society and an old boy’s association.
Basil Hwang is the Hong Kong managing partner of a global law firm, specializing in the international financial markets and investment funds. In 2007 at the age of 35, he founded the first Asian office and became the youngest managing partner of an international law firm in Hong Kong.
Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, 48, is a practising lawyer. She also holds a Masters Degree in Corporate & Commercial Law from the London School of Economics & Political Science and was called to the English Bar in 1986. She is also the Vice-President of the National Solidarity Party.
Fahmi Rais is affectionately known to the community as the ‘TV strongman’ after launching and leading 2 Malay channels. He has been active for 20 years in community service as a youth and community leader. A communication professional with a decade of experience in senior management position with multinational agencies.
Dr Ang Yong Guan
Dr Ang served in the SAF for 23 years from 1980 to 2003; 17 of which as a military psychiatrist. He retired in 2003 as a COLONEL. He is now in private practice. He is the founding and current Chairman of the Action Group for Mental Illness (AGMI), a non-profit advocacy group championing for persons with mental illness. He had also served previously as the President of the Singapore Psychiatric Association and Chairman of the Chapter of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine.
Professor Paul Tambyah
Prof Paul Tambyah is a Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at a major teaching hospital in Singapore. He has more than twenty year experience as a researcher, teacher and doctor and serves on numerous international and local professional bodies.
Tan Jee Say
Tan Jee Say, a former government scholar, is a candidate for the 2011 Presidential Election. He first gained public prominence when he released a 46-page report on how to transform the Singapore economy. At the peak of his career in the civil service, he was the Principle Private Secretary of then Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.
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