Interview with WP's Sylvia Lim: Living a life of meaning

Interview with WP's Sylvia Lim: Living a life of meaning

SINGAPORE - Ms Sylvia Lim's life has been an intrepid search for meaning. The Workers' Party chairman nearly dropped out of her National University of Singapore law degree course, unable to see how a law degree would benefit society.

Then, in her final year, driving down the Pan-Island Expressway, she saw a police officer directing traffic in the rain.

"That's how law can serve society," she remembers resolving within herself. She decided on a law enforcement career there and then, eventually becoming a police inspector, lawyer and then the first woman to be elected chairman of a political party in Singapore.

In an interview with Susan Long, she opens up on how her political education began as a child at the dinner table, her years in the opposition, and how she draws comfort from her Catholic faith in times of intense pressure.

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