Fight for our nation

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“A person who either by birth or upbringing or residence in Singapore feels committed to upholding this society as it is – multi-racial, tolerant, accommodating, forward-looking – and prepared to stake his life for this community.”

PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW in September 1968, giving an emotive definition of a Singaporean

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2015, with the headline 'Fight for our nation'. Print Edition | Subscribe