S’poreans regard Tharman Shanmugaratnam as Nobel Peace Prize winner

Posted on 04 October 2015

No matter who wins.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe in peace and progress, have come out to regard Tharman Shanmugaratnam as their Nobel Peace Prize winner.

This after it was announced that a group of political activists and opposition politicians have nominated former political detainee Chia Thye Poh for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying his fight for political rights is an inspiration for current activists.

One Singaporean, He Ping, said Tharman Shanmugaratnam deserves the Nobel because he is a unifying statesman: “Tharman is the only Singaporean that people from both 70 percent and 30 percent factions can agree is capable and promotes unity.”

“And he can do that by not even being a political detainee.”

However, not all Singaporeans agree that awarding Tharman with the Nobel Peace Prize is a no-brainer.

One other local, Zhen Zhou Dao, said: “I feel it is not right to give this Nobel Peace Prize to Tharman Shanmugaratnam.”

“This is because it doesn’t go far enough in acknowledging his contributions to the world.”

“The Nobel Peace Prize should be renamed as Tharman Peace Prize instead.”

“That would really reflect his contributions to society.”






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  • Andrew Tung

    ” He is the best Singaporean to receive the Peace Prize. He keeps his peace and keeps Singaporeans at peace about their worries concerning their CPF with his assurance that their money is robust.” says Lau Pai Mia.