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Governing: A Singapore Perspective

by S. Jayakumar

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Professor S. Jayakumar, a former minister, diplomat and law dean, shares his candid views on many facets of Singapore’s governance, including fascinating first-hand and behind-the-scenes accounts.

On Lee Kuan Yew: first-hand recollections of events revealing the founding prime minister’s working style as well as his human side.

On world leaders: his impressions of monarchs, prime ministers and ministers, with many of whom he developed close relations.

On the relationships between the Government, Ministry of Law, Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Judiciary: how they interact in actual practice.

On challenging legal issues, including: how Singapore should deal with issues such as the rule of law; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues; and tough penalties such as the death penalty and caning.

On contemporary issues, including:
- Transition to 4G: should Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong review his handover timeline?
- General Election 2020: what are the scenarios which the election portends for Singapore’s future?
- Fight against COVID-19: was it a failure or a success story?
- Reserved Election of Presidency: was it justifiable or not?

Paperback: 192 Pages
Product Dimensions: 152 x 227 mm
ISBN: 9789814827911

Published by Straits Times Press