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Ng Chee Meng
NG CHEE MENG PPA(E) (Chinese : 黄志明; pinyin : Huáng Zhì Míng; born 8 August 1968) is a Singaporean politician and a former air force general. He served as the 8th Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore
Singapore
Armed Forces (SAF) from 2013 to 2015, and held the rank of Lieutenant-General
Lieutenant-General
. He was also the Chief of the Republic of Singapore
Singapore
Air Force (RSAF) from 2009 to 2013. He is currently a Member of Parliament for the Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency following the 2015 Singapore
Singapore
general election . Ng was appointed as the Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and the Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Transport, by the Prime Minister on 1 October 2015. Ng was promoted to Minister of Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport on 1st November 2016
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The Chinese High School
THE CHINESE HIGH SCHOOL (simplified Chinese : 南洋华侨中学; traditional Chinese : 南洋華僑中學; pinyin : Nányáng Huáqiáo Zhōngxué) was a former independent school in Singapore
Singapore
offering secondary education . The school merged with Hwa Chong Junior College on 1 January 2005 to form the integrated Hwa Chong Institution . Founded on 21 March 1919, The Chinese High School was the first high school in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
to cater to different dialect groups among overseas Chinese in the region. After Singapore
Singapore
gained independence in 1965, the school came under the purview of the Ministry of Education and was accorded the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) status in 1979
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Hwa Chong Junior College
The former HWA CHONG JUNIOR COLLEGE (HCJC/HJC) (Chinese : 华中初级学院) was a junior college in Singapore
Singapore
offering pre-university education . The college was founded in 1974 and was merged into The Chinese High School on 1 January 2005 to form the integrated Hwa Chong Institution
Hwa Chong Institution
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Founding * 1.2 Moving out and return to Bukit Timah
Bukit Timah
* 1.3 Merger with Chinese High School * 2 Culture "> Entrance cornerstone of the former Hwa Chong Junior College. It is one of the few remaining features that were preserved after the reintegration into Hwa Chong Institution
Hwa Chong Institution
in 2005. Following the Hotel New World collapse in 1986, the school management committee ordered a review on the building structure after walls in the college was reportedly ruptured
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Bachelor Of Science
A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ( Latin
Latin
Baccalaureus Scientia, B.S., BS, B.SC., or BSC; or, less commonly, S.B., SB, or SC.B., from the equivalent Latin
Latin
Scientiae Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree. Whether a student of a particular subject is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree can vary between universities. For one example, an economics degree may be given as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) by one university but as a B.Sc. by another, and some universities offer the choice of either. Some liberal arts colleges in the United States
United States
offer only the BA, even in the natural sciences, while some universities offer only the BS even in non-science fields
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Singapore Command And Staff College
Coordinates : 1°20′07.40″N 103°40′41.15″E / 1.3353889°N 103.6780972°E / 1.3353889; 103.6780972 The GOH KENG SWEE COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (GKS CSC) is one of five officer schools of the SAFTI Military Institute of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). It was formerly the SINGAPORE COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (SCSC) but was named after Goh Keng Swee in 2011. The inaugural Command and Staff Course commenced in 1969 and the College was officially opened in February 1970 by the Prime Minister of Singapore , Lee Kuan Yew , at its birthplace at Fort Canning . One of its first commanders was Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Wee Soon Whatt. After relocating to Marina Hill in the seventies and Seletar Camp in the eighties, it finally moved into its present premises in SAFTI in 1995
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Prime Minister Of Singapore
The PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (Malay : Perdana Menteri Republik Singapura; Chinese : 新加坡共和国总理, pinyin: Xīnjiāpō gònghéguó zǒnglǐ; Tamil : சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசின் பிரதமர், Ciṅkappūr kuṭiyaraciṉ piratamar) is the head of the government of the Republic of Singapore
Singapore
. The President of Singapore
Singapore
appoints as Prime Minister a Member of Parliament (MP) who, in his opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of a majority of MPs. The office of Prime Minister dates back to 1959 and was appointed at first by the Governor of Singapore
Singapore
then the Yang di-Pertuan Negara (vice-regal head of state), when Singapore
Singapore
achieved self-governance as the State of Singapore
Singapore
within the British Empire
British Empire

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Pinyin
HANYU PINYIN ROMANIZATION (simplified Chinese : 汉语拼音; traditional Chinese : 漢語拼音; literally: "Han Chinese spelling of sounds"), often abbreviated to PINYIN, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
and to some extent in Taiwan
Taiwan
. It is often used to teach Standard (Mandarin) Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters
Chinese characters
. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones . Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet , and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang , based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese
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Changi Air Base
CHANGI AIR BASE (ICAO : WSSS) or Changi Air Base (West) (CHANGI WEST COMPLEX), formerly RAF CHANGI, is an airfield military airbase of the Republic of Singapore Air Force located at Changi , in the eastern tip of Singapore . Sited at two locations to the east and west of Singapore Changi Airport , it co-shares runway facilities with the civilian airport and currently occupies a third runway slated for future expansion for civilian use by Singapore Changi Airport. Together, the two airfields house 121 Squadron, 112 Squadron, No 145 Squadron, the Field Defence Squadron, the Air Logistics Squadron and the Airfield Maintenance Squadron. The air base badge carries the motto: "Together in Excellence"
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Chinese Name
CHINESE PERSONAL NAMES are names used by those from mainland China , Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, Macau
Macau
, Taiwan
Taiwan
, and the Chinese diaspora overseas. Due to China's historical dominance of East Asian culture, many names used in Korea and Vietnam are adaptations of Chinese names, or have historical roots in Chinese, with appropriate adaptation to accommodate linguistic differences. Modern Chinese names consist of a surname known as XING (姓, xìng), which comes first and is usually but not always monosyllabic, followed by a personal name called MING (名, míng), which is nearly always mono- or disyllabic. Prior to the 20th century, educated Chinese also utilized a "courtesy name " or "style name" called ZI (字, zì) by which they were known among those outside their family and closest friends
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The Honourable
The prefix THE HONOURABLE or THE HONORABLE (abbreviated to THE HON., HON. or formerly THE HON\'BLE—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people. It is considered to be an honorific styling, and it is only used for living people. Protocol expert Robert Hickey says, "The courtesy title the Honorable is used when addressing or listing the name of a living person
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Simplified Chinese Characters
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS (简化字; jiǎnhuàzì) are standardized Chinese characters
Chinese characters
prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China . Along with traditional Chinese characters
Chinese characters
, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language . The government of the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore
Singapore

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Master Of Arts
A MASTER OF ARTS (Latin : Magister Artium; abbreviated M.A. or MA; also Latin : Artium Magister, abbreviated A.M. or AM) is a person who was admitted to a type of master\'s degree awarded by universities in many countries, and the degree is also named Master of Arts
Arts
in colloquial speech. The degree is usually contrasted with the Master of Science . Those admitted to the degree typically study linguistics , history , communication studies , diplomacy , public administration , political science , or other subjects within the scope of the humanities and social sciences ; however, different universities have different conventions and may also offer the degree for fields typically considered within the natural sciences and mathematics. The degree can be conferred in respect of completing courses and passing examinations, research, or a combination of the two
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The Fletcher School Of Law And Diplomacy
THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY (also referred to as THE FLETCHER SCHOOL) is the oldest school in the United States dedicated solely to graduate studies in international affairs . Fletcher is regarded as one of the world's foremost graduate schools of international relations. The school’s alumni include hundreds of sitting ambassadors; award-winning journalists and authors; leaders of international peacekeeping, humanitarian and security initiatives; heads of global nonprofit organizations; and executive leadership of some of the world’s largest for-profit companies
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Bey Soo Khiang
BEY SOO KHIANG is a Singaporean business executive and former air force general. He was the third Chief of Defence Force (CDF) of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 1995–2000 and held the rank of Lieutenant-General . He was also the first CDF to be from the Air Force . Before he became the CDF, he served as the Chief of Air Force. After retiring from the SAF in 2000, Bey joined Singapore Airlines and held high executive positions in the company before leaving in 2011. CONTENTS * 1 Education * 2 Military career * 3 Post-military career * 4 References EDUCATIONBey was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1974. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in engineering from the University of Cambridge . He also completed a Master of Public Administration degree at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University , and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School
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Lee Kuan Yew
(Tanjong pagar-Tiong Bahru) (2011–2015) Tanjong Pagar SMC (1955–1991) IN OFFICE 1991–2015 PRECEDED BY Constituency established SUCCEEDED BY Indranee Thurai Rajah PERSONAL DETAILS BORN Lee Kuan Yew (1923-09-16)16 September 1923 Singapore
Singapore
, Straits Settleme
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Vigil Guard
LYING IN STATE is the tradition in which the body of a dead official is placed in a state building, either outside or inside a coffin , to allow the public to pay their respects. It traditionally takes place in the principal government building of a country, state, or city. While the practice differs among countries, a viewing in a location other than the principal government building may be referred to as lying in repose
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