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17 December 1965
On Singapore’s Foreign Policy, the Philosophy, Objectives and Principles of the New Nation
Source: Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 24, Columns 249-259
April 1967
On Preparing for the Seventies, and Inculcation in the Population of a Sense of Identification with the Future of Singapore after its Separation from Malaysia
Source: Petir, April 1967
8 August 1967
On the Founding of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), at the first Ministerial Meeting of ASEAN Outlining the Vision of the Grouping
Source: National Archives of Singapore
1 May 1968
On the New Roles of Trade Unions to Support Economic Growth and Development
Source: National Archives of Singapore
29 Jul 1968
On the Creation of a Technological Society for Singapore as a Strategy of Survival
Source: Singapore Government Press Statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
7 October 1969
On Calls for a Shift in Attention from Resolution-making to Problem-solving, at the 24th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly
Source: Singapore Government Press Statement, Ministry of Culture
11 June 1970
On Singapore’s Approach to Regional Cooperation and to ASEAN
Source: Singapore Government Press Statement, Ministry of Culture
6 February 1972
On Singapore: Global City; Singapore’s Aspiration and Role as a Global City and How It Can Contribute to Its Economic Success
Source: National Archives of Singapore
24 September 1975
On the Need to Make the UN More Relevant to the Aspirations of a Society of Interdependent Nations, at the 30th Session of the UN General Assembly
Source: Singapore Government Press Statement, Ministry of Culture
21 November 1975
On ASEAN’s Significant Moment: Calls on ASEAN Countries to Have the Political Will to Deepen Regional Cooperation to Face the Challenges of the 1970s and Beyond
Source: Singapore Government Press Statement, Ministry of Culture
4 April 1977
On the Mutual Need for the European Community and ASEAN to Strengthen Cooperation
Source: National Archives of Singapore
6 July 1977
On challenges ASEAN Might Face in the Second Decade of its Existence
Source: National Archives of Singapore
3 October 1977
On the Historical Perspective on Relations Between ASEAN and West Asia, Emphasising the Need for Mutually Beneficial Relations
Source: National Archives of Singapore
14 November 1977
On the Future Role of America in the Economic Development of ASEAN
Source: National Archives of Singapore
5 March 1979
On Japan-ASEAN Relations and Why Japan Must Have a Vital Interest in the Success of ASEAN
Source: National Archives of Singapore
10 February 1982
On How Good Government Should Be Judged
Source: National Archives of Singapore
1 September 1992
“ASEAN The Way Ahead”
Source: The ASEAN Reader (compiled by K.S. Sandhu, Sharon Siddique, Chandran Jeshurun, Ananda Rajah, Joseph L.H. and Pushpa Thambipillai (1992), pp. xxii-xxvi), which is available at https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/publication/167. Reproduced here with kind permission of the publisher, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.