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Singapore to honour its first president, Yusof Ishak

Lee U-Wen
Published Sun, Aug 17, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[SINGAPORE] The late Yusof Ishak, Singapore's first President and a member of the Pioneer Generation, will be honoured in three different ways to mark the country's 50th anniversary celebrations next year, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally yesterday.

The new mosque that is being built in Woodlands will be known as Masjid Yusof Ishak, while the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Iseas) think tank in the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be renamed "Iseas - The Yusof Ishak Institute".

NUS will also set up the Yusof Ishak Professorship in Social Sciences to honour Mr Yusof, who was also the university's third chancellor.

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