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Thought-provoking quotes by prominent leaders in Singapore

As National Day comes around the corner, we relect on the wisdom of the nation's leaders.


  • Halimah Yacob, current President of Singapore

    On feminism:

    “Whether openly or silently, I have always rebelled against attempts to define women. Women in politics are not spared … by all means disagree with her policies if you wish to, but don’t try to diminish her by trivialising her role because she is a woman … the lesson I have learned is to never let anyone or anything, define you as that means, seeding your choices to others and limiting yourself.”

    An acceptance speech delivered at the main ceremony of NUS commencement, 2016.

    Watch her speech here.

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