05 Mar '13, 8am
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Part 1 - Why is the school named after Wee … via @wordpressdotcom
Dr. Wee worked in the news media for many years. He started his career humbly when he joined The Straits Times (one of the publications under the Singapore Press Holdings media group where I am working now) as a clerk in the circulation department. In 1966, he was the first Singapore journalist to enter Jakarta and interview the then new Indonesian leader Suharto and Foreign Minister Adam Malik. This resulted in the world learning for the first time that Indonesia was keen to end their confrontation with Singapore and Malaysia. Through his work, he became a bridge for the countries.