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Six candidates have been awarded the 2018 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.
Mr Lee Tzu Yang appointed Deputy Chairman, Public Service Commission with effect from 2 May 2018
Five outstanding candidates were awarded the President's Scholarships on 16 August 2017 at The Istana
Speech by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the 2017 President's Scholarships Award Ceremony on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 at The Istana
(L to R): Mr Tan Yanquan Ashley, Dr Liu Desheng Isaac, LTC Cai Dexian, Mr Tan Soon Hui.
In commemoration of the significant contributions made by Singapore’s first Prime Minister, the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship was set up in 1991 by the Tanjong Pagar Citizens’ Consultative Committee. It is publicly funded and awarded to exceptional individuals who demonstrate a strong sense of commitment to serve Singapore and her citizens.
In 2018, six outstanding candidates have been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to support their pursuit of postgraduate studies. The awardees are as listed:
LTC Cai Dexian
Master of Business Administration
Dr Liu Desheng Isaac
PhD in Medicine
National University of Singapore, Singapore
PhD in Clinical Medicine
University of Oxford, UK
Mr Tan Soon Hui
Master of Education in Education Policy and Management
Harvard University, USA
Mr Tan Yanquan Ashley
Master in Public Administration
SLTC Sean Wat Jianwen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Applicants for the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship must be Singapore citizens and have an outstanding track record of leadership and service within or beyond their profession. Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship holders can pursue postgraduate studies overseas or locally in various fields to develop their potential as leaders. The scholarship holders are expected to actively contribute towards the betterment of Singapore, Singaporeans and the community.
Appointment of Deputy Chairman of the Public Service Commission
1. The President has appointed Mr Lee Tzu Yang (李子揚 ) as member and
Deputy Chairman of the Public Service Commission with effect from 2 May
2. Mr Lee, 63, graduated from the London School of Economics and
Political Science in 1976. He joined Shell in 1979 and retired as Chairman of
Shell Companies in Singapore in 2014 after 35 years of service in operational,
commercial and strategy functions in a range of markets.
3. Mr Lee is a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and the Legal
Service Commission of Singapore. He is a Justice of Peace and Vice Chairman of
the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection. He also chairs the board
of The Esplanade Company Limited as well as the Singapore University of
Technology and Design.
4. For his contributions to public service, Mr Lee was awarded the Public
Service Star in 2005, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2014.
5. Under the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, the Public Service
Commission shall have a Chairman and not less than 5 and not more than 14
other members. With the appointment of Mr Lee, the Public Service
Commission will have 13 members assisting the Chairman.
Five outstanding candidates were awarded the President’s Scholarships on 16 August 2017 at the Istana. They were Mr Lionel Oh Wei Hao, Mr Lee Tat Wei, Miss Wee Jin Ting Cheri, Miss Agatha Sacha Lim Lee and Mr Jasdeep Singh Hundal.