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On telling China’s Jiang Zemin to slow down, ‘saving’ ex-premier Li Peng and midnight golf with Bill Clinton – former Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong reveals details in new book

In the second part of Goh Chok Tong’s biography, he shares how personal encounters with the likes of Bill Clinton and Jiang Zemin helped to smooth bilateral ties.

In the second part of Goh Chok Tong’s biography, he shares how personal encounters with the likes of Bill Clinton and Jiang Zemin helped to smooth bilateral ties.

8 May 2021 - 6:53PM
‘There is no prayer in revolution’: former Hong Kong-based reporter Jim Laurie remembers Cambodia, Vietnam conflicts in new memoir

‘The Last Helicopter: Two Lives in Indochina’ is a memoir by Jim Laurie, who witnessed the final days of the US-backed regimes in Phnom Penh and Saigon.

‘The Last Helicopter: Two Lives in Indochina’ is a memoir by Jim Laurie, who witnessed the final days of the US-backed regimes in Phnom Penh and Saigon.

9 Feb 2021 - 3:59PM
From HKU student to World War II Chinese air force pilot, 99-year-old Ho Weng Toh looks back on his colourful life

Ho Weng Toh, who now lives in Singapore, tells in his memoirs of fleeing the Japanese, fighting for China and becoming Singapore Airlines’ chief pilot.

Ho Weng Toh, who now lives in Singapore, tells in his memoirs of fleeing the Japanese, fighting for China and becoming Singapore Airlines’ chief pilot.

18 Dec 2019 - 6:00PM
From JB Jeyaretnam’s 1981 election win to Chiam See Tong’s collapsed political alliance: new book details rise and fall of Singapore opposition

‘The First Wave’ is a new book on Singapore’s opposition parties and the role they have played in the country’s political development between 1981 and 2011.

‘The First Wave’ is a new book on Singapore’s opposition parties and the role they have played in the country’s political development between 1981 and 2011.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:13PM
On the Singapore media’s run-ins with Lee Kuan Yew, and the newsroom calamity waiting to happen: veteran newsman PN Balji tells all in new book

Balji spent 40 years working in five newsrooms and oversaw the coverage of some of Singapore’s most significant events.

Balji spent 40 years working in five newsrooms and oversaw the coverage of some of Singapore’s most significant events.

21 Jun 2019 - 12:17PM
On Lee Kuan Yew’s Sentosa nudist colony idea, being a ‘seat warmer’ and the politician he’d never speak to: former Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong tells all in his new book

Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story is a portrait of Singapore’s second prime minister trying to find his own voice in the shadow of his predecessor

Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story is a portrait of Singapore’s second prime minister trying to find his own voice in the shadow of his predecessor

3 Nov 2018 - 9:45AM