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27 Jul 2021

On 27 July 2021, staff and students gathered online to celebrate RSIS Day. Held annually, the event commemorates the establishment of IDSS on 30 July 1996, before it was inaugurated as RSIS subsequently.

Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman of RSIS, kicked off the programme by acknowledging RSIS staff for their achievements in the past year. He also congratulated those who had received promotions. Professor Ralf Emmers, Dean of RSIS, thanked everyone for their hard work and contributions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed the importance of taking care of physical and mental health.

This year’s celebrations also included lively games and a lucky draw. The first activity was a drawing contest, where the contestants were asked to draw images on their screen and everyone had to guess the drawings. The second activity was a race where everyone had to “Spot the Difference” between a set of original photos against their edited versions.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of the long service awards. The RSIS recipients for this year are as follows:

Long Service Award (25 Years)

  1. Professor Ang Cheng Guan (Associate Dean and Deputy Director, RSIS)

Long Service Award (20 Years)

  1. Yang Razali Bin Kassim (Senior Fellow, RSIS)

Long Service Award (15 Years)

  1. Caroline Chin Kai Fen (Secretary to Associate Dean and Deputy Director, IDSS)
  2. Evelyn Yeoh Mei Ching (Personal Assistant to Ambassador Barry Desker)
  3. Cheong Kam Keong (Senior Finance Manager)
  4. Ong Wei Chong (Head, NSSP)

Long Service Award (10 Years)

  1. Iftekharul Bashar (Associate Research Fellow, ICPVTR)
  2. Tsjeng Zhizhao Henrick (Associate Research Fellow, RSIS)
  3. Mohamed Feisal Bin Mohamed Hassan (Research Fellow, ICPVTR)
  4. Chang Jun Yan (Research Fellow and Acting Head, Military Studies Programme, IDSS)
  5. Irene Chan (Associate Research Fellow, China Programme, IDSS)
  6. Hoo Tiang Boon (Coordinator, China Programme, IDSS)
  7. Imran Fariz (Senior IT Executive)

Congratulations and thank you to everyone for being part of RSIS!

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