Posts Tagged ‘hard truths’

The Hard Truths and Islam controversy hasn’t quite died down yet.  Now the book is banned in Malaysia, or is it?  AsiaOne: The Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim) has not banned a book by former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew that allegedly offends Muslims. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri […]


Alex Au on Lee Kuan Yew’s correction.  Yawning Bread: When Lee Kuan Yew said, earlier this week, that he stood corrected over the remarks about Malays he made in the book Hard Truths, I thought to myself: That is the biggest sign of the People’s Action Party (PAP) getting election jitters yet. As someone very […]


Alex Au digs up some surprising quotes from Hard Truths.  Yawning Bread: Q: Within the Singapore Cabinet, when there are discussion on issues, to what extent do ministers’ religious beliefs influence the positions they take, for example, on moral issues — casinos, homosexuality and so on. Does that ever come up? A: They’re modern thinking […]


Lee Kuan Yew is about to reveal more “hard truths”, expect extensive press coverage and few surprises.  ST: A NEW book based on 16 interviews with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew will be launched next Friday. Entitled Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going, it covers a range of topics, such as the […]



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