Archive for the ‘Newspaper’ Category

Lee wades into muddy waters.  Forbes: A rising China is seeking to assert its sea-boundary claims. It is naive to believe that a strong China will accept the conventional definition of what parts of the sea around it are under its jurisdiction. This should come as no surprise, but it has been uncomfortable for some […]


Back from the hospital, Lee is trotted out for the media.  Straits Times: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew attended an annual Chinese New Year party for grassroots leaders at the Istana on Sunday evening. The Chinese New Year garden party was hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Cabinet ministers. It was the […]


Lee is still in hospital, but the Straits Times is thinking happier thoughts.  Via The Star: Two separate musicals about former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew are in the works and are expected to be staged next year, in time for Singapore’s 50th anniversary. For one of them, new Singapore theatre company Metropolitan Productions has […]


Lee Kuan Yew is in the hospital again.  As ever, Singapore’s mainstream media are relentlessly upbeat about his “recovery”.  Yahoo: Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering in hospital after suffering from an infection, the government said on Tuesday. Lee, 90, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Sunday after suffering from a […]


Geoff Wade opines that Lee’s successor might be George Yeo. Malay Mail: At a time not too far distant, Lee Kuan Yew, the font of all authority, legitimacy, orthodoxy and indeed fear in Singapore for over 50 years will no longer be with us. It is thus perhaps appropriate to begin discussing what the absence […]


Lee Kuan Yew out of the hospital.  Wall Street Journal: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been discharged from hospital after recovering from a strokelike condition, the Singapore government said on Sunday. Mr. Lee, 89 years old, was “resting at home” after being discharged from Singapore General Hospital, where he was admitted Friday after […]


A news article full of official denials that raises many more questions than it answers, the rumors being either that Shih either angered Lee Kuan Yew, or even more explosively, had an affair with Lee Hsien Loong.  Focus Taiwan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs rebutted rumors Thursday that Vice Foreign Minister Vanessa Shih is in […]


Investment tips from Lee Kuan Yew.  Wall Street Journal: Singapore’s founding statesman, Lee Kuan Yew, has long been critical of the profligacy of Western governments, even before the recent debt crises in the U.S. and the Eurozone brought the world’s financial system to its knees. But now he’s singing a slightly different tune and advising […]


Lee Kuan Yew’s bilingualism fund is rolling in cash.  But why is it only for the Chinese?  Today: The Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism has swelled to S$113 million in pledges, as the Government yesterday appointed a 16-member board, chaired by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, to administer it. The board will spearhead initiatives […]


More promises, but little actual progress on the long-pending 1965 movie project.  Yahoo News: Production for the widely-anticipated film about former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is likely to start after the middle of this year, says its director Lee Thean-jeen. Speaking to Yahoo! Singapore in an interview on Tuesday, Lee said that the script […]



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