11 Apr '11, 10pm

PM: "We encourage independent thinking" Haven't laughed so hard in a while. #sgelections

PM: "We encourage independent thinking" Haven't laughed so hard in a while. #sgelections

(From left) Education Minister Ng Eng Hen, Yale president Richard Levin, PM Lee, NUS Board of Trustees chairman Wong Ngit Liong and NUS president Tan Chorh Chuan unveiling the architectural model of the Yale-NUS College yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA SINGAPORE is a society that wants to be open and connected to the world, to change, examine itself and understand what it stands for and where it must move, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday. In fact, among Asian societies, Singapore is 'probably the least dissimilar in ethos to Western societies', he said at the launch of the Yale-National University of Singapore (NUS) liberal arts college. 'We are open and rational, we uphold the spirit of inquiry, we encourage independent thinking,' he said, pointing out that this is also reflected in how English is the working language. 'It's a society within which a lib...

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