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Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

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National Day Rally 2014: First president Yusof Ishak to be honoured

The Straits Times | Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh | Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

The new mosque in Woodlands will be named Masjid Yusof Ishak, and the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) in the National University of Singapore (NUS) will now be known as ISEAS - The Yusof Ishak Institute. A Yusof Ishak Professorship in Social Sciences will also be started at NUS.

SINGAPORE - A new mosque, a professorship and the renaming of a research centre: these are how the country's first president Yusof Ishak will be honoured for the contributions and sacrifices he made in steering Singapore through its tumultuous years as a fledgling nation.


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