Thomas Stamford Raffles: Schemer or Reformer? by Syed Hussein Alatas
English | March 19th, 2020 | ISBN: 9813251182 | 144 pages | EPUB | 0.24 MB
The name of Thomas Stamford Raffles continues to be a mark of prestige in Singapore more than 200 years after he first established a British factory on the island. Not one but two statues of Raffles stand prominently in Singapore's civic and heritage district. Streets and squares are named after him, and important local businesses use his name. Does Raffles deserve this recognition? Should we continue to celebrate him, or like the image of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, must Raffles fall?