Archive for the ‘Spotted’ Category

Lee Kuan Yew makes an appearance, but no speeches or even words this year.  ST: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew continued his unbroken record of attending every single national day dinner in his Tanjong Pagar constituency on Wednesday night. Mr Lee, 90, was warmly greeted with a long round of loud applause and cheers […]


CNA sets off unintentional waves in cyberspace, no followup yet from the MSM.  Malaysia Chronicle: A new picture of Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who is now 90 years old, has drawn concern from people on Singapore’s internet space. Recently, state broadcaster Channel NewsAsia tweeted this photo of former Singapore prime minister Lee […]


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 Kuan Yew is still alive and grinning.  CNA: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew hosted a dinner for former US Secretary of State George Shultz on Monday evening. The private event was held at Sky on 57th at the Marina Bay Sands. Mr Lee and Mr Shultz have been good friends for more than […]


More Lee worship, as always printed by SPH.  ST: A bilingual pictorial book that chronicles the life of Mr Lee Kuan Yew was launched on Friday, to commemorate his 90th birthday on Sept 16. Titled Lee Kuan Yew: A Life in Pictures, the 268-page book contains a curated collection of about 480 photographs. It includes […]


Lee disclaims responsibility for the results of his own policy.  Malay Mail: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has denied his policies were to blame for the city’s low birth rate, and said financial handouts for young couples would not solve the problem. In excerpts from a new book to be launched later today, Lee […]


ST: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew planted a rain tree at Holland Village Park on Sunday, continuing a what has become an unbroken 50-year tradition. On the same day in 1963, Mr Lee planted a mempat tree at Farrer Circus, then a traffic roundabout, to signify the start of an island-wide tree-planting campaign.  


Lee Kuan Yew is not dead.  Photo from ST, and ZDNet with the story the mainstream media in Singapore did not cover: Singapore celebrated its 47th birthday yesterday and as I do most years, I stayed in to watch the annual parade on the telly along with my fellow citizens. But this year was a little […]


Lee Kuan Yew is back.  Straits Times: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew met his one-time West German counterpart Helmut Schmidt at the Shangri-La Hotel on Saturday. Mr Schmidt is in Singapore to tap Mr Lee’s views on international affairs for a book that he is writing. The interview on Saturday lasted three hours, and […]


The Lees’ wealth is not often discussed, but as the figures here show, they certainly have quite a bit.  Straits Times: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew on Monday launched what he described as the ‘most important book’ he has ever written and kicked off a fund to help children become bilingual early. Hoping that […]



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