Adorning the Prime Minister of India with rave reviews, The Strait Times, a Singaporean daily has named Narendra Modi “Asian of the Year” for 2014. The editors of this Singaporean press group take upon themselves the responsibility of rewarding an Asian whose efforts to bring about constructive changes to his society as well as the entire continent of Asia with this award. “Despite being relatively new to the job, he has already made a mark on Asia, reaching out to neighbors and receiving national leaders including Xi Jinping of China and Tony Abbott of Australia,” prompted the publisher of The Strait Times, Singapore Press Holdings Limited. “He has given his people a renewed sense of direction and purpose, and there are hopeful signs that he is minded to using his strong mandate to good effect in one of Asia’s major powers. We wish him and India every success,” cited the editor of the daily, Fernandez.