A Mandarin and the Making of Public Policy

A Mandarin and the Making of Public Policy

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Singapore's success story has increasingly been recognised but few have told it from the perspective of an insider. As a senior civil servant and qmandarinq from 1959 to 1999, Ngiam Tong Dow served with the founding generation of political leaders and contributed to the country's economic growth. In this book, he reflects on these experiences, sharing personal anecdotes and perceptive insights of Singapore's early decades. He also boldly questions some of the policies of government and emerging trends in the country to suggest how Singapore must change to survive and thrive in the future.Coverage was only on firms with an annual turnover of $1 million and above. In one stroke of the pen, the MOF thus avoided the high cost of collecting GST from every business entity, and thereby arousing the ire of thousands of shopkeepers.

Title:A Mandarin and the Making of Public Policy
Author:Tong Dow Ngiam
Publisher:NUS Press - 2006-01-01


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