Posts Tagged ‘lee kuan yew’

Lee Kuan Yew visits an exhibition largely about himself.  ST: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew paid a visit on Wednesday to The Battle For Merger exhibition at the National Library, which showcases 12 radio talks he gave in 1961 to convince Singaporeans of the need for merger with Malaya. During his visit, Mr Lee […]


Lee Kuan Yew turns 91.  ST: Sticking to his routine, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew spent part of his 91st birthday yesterday having his usual Chinese lessons. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong wrote about it on his Facebook page, saying he had gone to Mr Lee’s office to wish him “Happy Birthday”. Mr Lee […]


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 […]


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 […]



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