Posts Tagged ‘lee kuan yew’

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 […]


Lee Kuan Yew surfaces after two months of silence.  CNA: President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has conferred the Order of Honour on Singapore’s former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee was honoured on 10 September 2013 for his substantial contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation with the Russian Federation and development of […]


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 […]


Lee Kuan Yew opining at Forbes: Barring any major disruption, the speed at which China is growing in terms of total GDP will enable it to catch up to the U.S. by 2020. China will then go on to surpass America. … I believe that during the next 30 years the Chinese will have no […]


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 […]


Ignore the title, Tommy Koh appears to be the only Singaporean with a pair of testicles today.  CNA: Monday’s event, organized by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, also coincided with the 9th anniversary of the school. The conference was attended by some 600 thought leaders who included former politicians, academics and diplomats. […]


Lee Kuan Yew turns 90.  CNA, in an article worthy of the Korean Central News Agency: Singapore’s founding Prime Minister and former Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew, received a standing ovation from Members of Parliament and Cabinet Ministers in Parliament’s Chamber on Monday on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The standing ovation came after […]



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