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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PM Lee thanks pioneer Malays for choosing S'pore, working with other communities to build a multi-racial and multi-religious society. #ndrsg— The Straits Times (@STcom) August 17, 2014
A mosque will be named after Mr Yusof in recognition of his contributions to S'pore. Masjid Yusof Ishak will be built in Woodlands. #ndrsg— The Straits Times (@STcom) August 17, 2014
PM names new mosque, Iseas & new professorship after President Yusof Ishak. Malays shd feel galvanised; he’s the original role model.#ndrsg— Zuraidah Ibrahim (@zuibrahim) August 17, 2014
“His one message to me always was: education is key for our children” – Mdm Noor Aishah told me about her husband Yusof Ishak #ndrsg— Zuraidah Ibrahim (@zuibrahim) August 17, 2014