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Mr Han Fook Kwang
Editor-At-Large
The Straits Times


Mr Han Fook Kwang is Editor-At-Large of The Straits Times and a Senior Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.  He spent 10 years in the Singapore Government Administrative Service (1979 to 1988) serving in the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Labour. He left the government service to join The Straits Times, in 1989 as its leader writer. He served as Editor of the paper from 2002 to 2012.

Mr Han is a board member of the Building & Construction Authority and a member of the Governing Board at Raffles Institution. He is co-author of several books on Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew including Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and his Ideas and Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going. His latest book, Singapore in Transition: Hope, Anxiety and Question Marks was launched in June 2016.

He graduated from the University of Leeds in Mechanical Engineering in 1975 under a Colombo Plan scholarship. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University under a Singapore Government scholarship in 1983. Mr Han was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in August 2000 for his contributions as a Board member of the Land Transport Authority.