Posts Tagged ‘singapore’

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 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 […]


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 lambasts the opposition again.  Yahoo! News: Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew says Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Chen Show Mao has not lived up to expectations. In his new book titled “One Man’s View of the World”, the former minister mentor said that with credentials such as […]


The cult of personality has taken form with a bust that resembles Homer Simpson.  At least Lee had the courtesy not to show up, but expect much more of this after he dies.  CNA: The Singapore University of Technology and Design is now home to a bronze bust of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. […]


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 […]


Nothing much new here, except the caricature.  Gulf News: If he played chess, you could call Lee Kuan Yew the grand master of the game. It was his vision, drive and single-mindedness that set the small island state on a course of stubborn independence, turning the trading post into an international powerhouse of shipping, trade, […]


Reuters via ABS-CBN: They crammed into an art cafe in Singapore and pulled no punches, deriding authoritarian officials who ruled with an “iron fist” and complaining that government ministers with million-dollar salaries were out of touch. One woman, a middle-aged professional, got nods of agreement when she said modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, […]


A review of OB Markers: My Straits Times Story, by Cheong Yip Seng, former Editor-in-Chief of the Singapore Press Holdings, published by Straits Times Press.  Asia Sentinel: From the very first chapter of this book to the last, it is full of detailed and astonishing revelations about the mainstream media in Singapore. It is an incredible […]


CNA, with video: Singapore’s former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said that the country is well-placed to ride on China’s growth. And while Singaporeans have a distinct advantage given their ability to read, write and speak both English and Mandarin, it does not mean they fully understand the Chinese culture. Speaking at the Business […]



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