Han Yong May: The different facets of history, Lianhe Zaobao, 7 January 2018

Lianhe Zaobao carried an op-ed by Han Yong May, editor of SPH’s Chinese Newshub, reflecting on the history of Singapore in light of the recent announcement of Singapore Bicentennial in 2019. The writer noted that President Tan is a member of the 16-member advisory panel for the Singapore Bicentennial event and highlighted one of his remarks at the event’s press briefing, which she opined was though-provoking. President Tan was quoted as saying that, “Only politicians will consider the positive and negative portrayals of history, but to me, history is a series of complex, connected events. We can only able to fully appreciate the complexity of history if we consider the whole picture and examine its antecedents and consequences.” (translated quote)

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