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Archive for June 23rd, 2008

Singapore: Our Pledge

For those of you who did not catch my not-so-subtle hint in the last post, the next book to be featured on this blog is about Our Pledge:

Our Pledge

We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.

The pledge was written by Mr S Rajaratnam in 1966. (We mentioned this fact here too.) But the book was written in 2003 by Dr Tan Wee Kiat and Pearly Lim Ah Moi, a retired teacher from Jing Shan Primary School.

Oh by the way, one of the guidelines on the use of the Pledge is:

“The Pledge shall not be used for any commercial purposes.”

Rest assured that the book was not written for a commercial purpose – the authors did not make any money out of the book.

One page of the book will be published here every Monday and Thursday, beginning 26 June 2008. At this rate, the 18-page book will end 2 months later on 25 Aug 2008. I bet you’ve never read this slowly before – about one word a day. Haha.

Written by victorkoo

23 June, 2008 at 11:00 pm

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