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Goh Chok Tong - Former Singapore Prime Minister

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong became Singapore’s second Prime Minister in 1990. He called himself the reluctant Prime Minister but won the hearts of Singaporeans with his affable personality and consultative leadership style. ESM continues to serve in the government, travelling extensively and cultivating diplomatic ties with other countries. In his interview with DNA, ESM Goh talks about his leadership journey as Prime Minister of Singapore, the challenges with leadership changes in the region, and his thoughts on ASEAN.

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Donna Cheng
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Monday, August 21, 2017
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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono - The 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono served as Indonesia’s sixth President from 2004 to 2014, and was the first President to be elected through a direct election. The United Nations has described Dr Yudhoyono as a leader who has assumed a number of self-transformations – from student to soldier, soldier to reformist general, four-star general to cabinet minister, minister to politician, and politician to President. Widely known in Indonesia by his initials “SBY”, Dr Yudhoyono shares with DNA his leadership insights as the country’s longest serving elected President and his hopes for ASEAN.

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Donna Cheng
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Monday, August 21, 2017
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Delia Albert - Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines (Part 2)

Delia Albert served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines from 2003 to 2004. She was the first female Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines. Ambassador Delia began her political career at the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1967, and served in prominent Filipino diplomatic missions abroad including Geneva, Romania, Bonn, West Germany, and Australia. She was Director-General of the ASEAN National Secretariat in the Philippines in 2003 and was also an elected Chairwoman of the United Nations Security Council in 2004. In her interview with DNA, Ambassador Delia shares her passion to empower women, the importance of ASEAN for the region, and her drive to see it succeed.

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Donna Cheng
Interview date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Delia Albert - Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines (Part 1)

Delia Albert served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines from 2003 to 2004. She was the first female Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines. Ambassador Delia began her political career at the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1967, and served in prominent Filipino diplomatic missions abroad including Geneva, Romania, Bonn, West Germany, and Australia. She was Director-General of the ASEAN National Secretariat in the Philippines in 2003 and was also an elected Chairwoman of the United Nations Security Council in 2004. In her interview with DNA, Ambassador Delia shares her passion to empower women, the importance of ASEAN for the region, and her drive to see it succeed.

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Donna Cheng
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
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