Honour Singapore Seeking the Well-Being of the Nation
Chairman’s Letter: April 2016
Dear Donors and Friends of Honour (Singapore),

Honour (Singapore) was launched in August 2014, and since then, we have remained focussed in our mission to promote a culture of honour and honouring for the continued success and survival of Singapore.

We continue to hold Singapore dear to our hearts, and we persist in our efforts to share the importance of honour and honouring for current and future generations of Singapore. We recognise that our progress thus far would not be possible without your kind support for this national initiative that transverses ethnic, religious and cultural lines, and we would like to thank you for supporting us in this journey.

The first anniversary of the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the most iconic of Singapore’s founding fathers, on 23 March reminds us that we must continue to honour the values espoused by our founding fathers. We believe that being a nation of people who honour our word has been the essential quality that has enabled Singapore to come so far since its independence in 1965, and has distinguished Singapore from many nations in the world to become the world’s strongest nation brand in 2015. We believe that we must continue to honour Honour for the continued survival and success of Singapore.

This newsletter is to provide you an update of our past quarter and upcoming activities.
Honour (Singapore) Board Changes
We are pleased to introduce our new board members, Mrs Fang Ai Lian and Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa, who joined the Honour (Singapore) Board on 1 February 2016. Mrs Fang and Mr Alami are not new to Honour (Singapore), having served on the Panel of Community Advisors for Honour (Singapore) since November 2014.

At the same time we extend our heartfelt appreciation to Mr Khoo Oon Theam, Mr Georgie Lee, and Mr Jason Wong, who have stepped down from the Honour (Singapore) Board with effect from 1 February 2016.

Mrs Fang Ai Lian Mrs Fang Ai Lian

Mrs Fang Ai Lian, is a Director of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited and Metro Holdings Limited. She has been an Advisor to Far East Organization Group since 1 May 2014. Mrs Fang is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Business Federation, Medishield Life Council, and a member of the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s Board of Trustees. Mrs Fang was previously with Ernst & Young for 37 years where she was appointed Managing Partner in 1996 and Chairman in 2005. She was also previously Chairman of Great Eastern Holdings Limited, a Director of Singapore Telecommunications Limited and Chairman of the Charity Council. Mrs Fang is also a Justice of the Peace who was awarded the Public Service Star in 2009. Mrs Fang qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1973 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa

Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa is Singapore’s Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. He is concurrently the Non-Executive President of MUIS Council (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore), Honorary Business Representative for Middle East and North Africa for International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) and Head of Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

Ambassador Mohammad Alami started his career as civil engineer in the Ministry of Environment in 1981. He was seconded to MUIS in July 2003 as Vice President and was appointed as President of MUIS from September 2003 to August 2013. He has been a leading figure in the promotion of positive interfaith relations in Singapore and the region.

Ambassador Mohammad Alami graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) in 1979 from the University of Singapore. He received his Master of Science (Civil Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 1987.
Past Quarter Initiatives
We continue to partner multipliers to spread the honour message through a process of “learning by doing”.

Films: Over the past year, Honour (Singapore) has been supporting young filmmakers at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and young adult film producers to produce short films on various facets of Honour. Since the film screening at the National Museum on 20 November 2015, we have held screenings for educators who are keen to use these films to impart values in schools. We have also collaborated with the People’s Association on their Movie Bus project (“Be my kaki”) to screen these films at their community building events - one of the films was screened at Orchard Road in February 2016. In May 2016, we will be piloting facilitated discussions on the films with 5 schools.

Honour International Symposium: The inaugural Honour International Symposium brings together 60-100
C-suite level leaders in business, government, and community groups to discuss issues of honour and honouring for successful business, stable homes, and strong nations. Please click here to view the programme and the list of distinguished speakers. You can also visit us at www.HonourInternational.sg to find out more about the symposium. If you are a CEO or a C-suite executive and are interested to attend the Honour International Symposium, please get in touch with me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg.

Toolkit: Most organisations have company values, but how many of their staff are really living out these values at the workplace? The toolkit developed by Honour (Singapore) seeks to enable organisations to infuse Honour, which is living by the values, into their own training programmes so that their employees will honour their word, honour each other, and have a better understanding of what it is to honour their company values at the workplace. We expect to launch the toolkit in 2Q 2016.

Origami auction: Honour (Singapore) and Halogen Foundation Singapore are the joint beneficiaries of an Origami Auction featuring the works of Mr Leong Cheng Chit. The online auction has been extended till the end of May 2016 and can be accessed at www.origamifineart.com. We are grateful to Mr Leong for his generosity and his support for Honour (Singapore).

Talks: I continue to speak to organisations, schools, and community groups, on an invitation-only basis, to share why I believe Honour is important for the continued success and survival of Singapore for current and future generations.

Civil Society Forum: We held a Civil Society Group Forum cum Film Screening on 24 March 2016. It was attended by 35 guests from 24 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil Interest groups, as well as Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs). The forum provided a platform for various interest groups to come together in a discourse on Honour and honouring through the use of films. The forum was chaired by our advisor, Mr Laurence Lien.

Civil Society Forum

CEO Forum: Our first CEO Forum for the year was held in January 2016 and was attended by 20 senior leaders from 17 companies. We organise the CEO Forum to share with CEOs of businesses and organisations why Honour is beneficial to their organisations, and to explore areas of collaboration. If you are a CEO and would like to attend a forum, please get in touch with me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg.

Honour Champions and Honour Ambassadors: We welcome Honour Champions to collaborate with, and Honour Ambassadors to advocate Honour for the well-being of our nation. Please get in touch with me if you are interested to work with us in this cause.
Thank You
Thank you very much once again for your support for Honour (Singapore). Should you have any ideas on what we can do or feedback on what we can do better, please get in touch with me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg. We look forward to your continued support as we seek the well-being of our nation.

Lim Siong Guan
Honour (Singapore)

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