Archive for June, 2008

An interesting editorial from the Wall Street Journal, tiptoeing carefully around defamation but still stating bluntly that Singapore is not a democracy and implying that Lee is to blame. Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore can rightly be proud of many achievements, but full democracy is not one of them. The city-state he founded in 1965 and […]

And the Minister Mentor is back with another hyperbolic broadside. Straits Times: ONE freak election result is all it will take to wipe out Singapore’s success in building up the city state, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew warned last night. This could happen if voters became bored and decided to give the ‘vociferous opposition’ a […]

As Lee Kuan Yew’s uncharacteristic absence from the public eye continues, his wife Kwa Geok Choo suffers a massive brain hemorrhage (her third) and the end looks near.  This time, the statement was issued with only a day’s delay, but as usual it’s not available to the public. MM Lee’s wife critically ill MRS Lee […]

Martyn See, of Singapore Rebel fame, has completed a full transcript of Lee Kuan Yew’s cross-examination by SDP chief Chee Soon Juan: Transcript part V : CSJ vs LKY Transcript part lV : CSJ vs LKY Transcript part lll : CSJ vs LKY Transcript part ll : CSJ vs LKY

The Singapore Democrats have posted a series of audio recordings from Lee’s cross-examination by SDP chief Chee Soon Juan. Lee lost for words (audio recording 1) There is no rule of law in Singapore (audio recording 2a) Integrity? What integrity? (audio recording 2b) In a democracy the public gets to decide (audio recording 3a) Is […]

Lee Kuan Yew goes to Moscow for a meeting of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and makes a speech that indirectly praises both himself and Putin. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, rightly considered to be the father of the Singaporean economic miracle, said: ‘Effective leadership is precisely what will allow private companies operating in emerging […]

The Singapore Democrats have published three parts of the transcript of Lee Kuan Yew’s cross-examination by SDP chief Chee Soon Juan. MM Lee lost for words during cross-examination by Chee Why let reality get in the way? Objection! Objection! Objection! More heat than light though, and this exchange pretty much sums it up: Dr Chee: […]

A terse notice from Channel News Asia has the blogosphere abuzz: Police arrest former Singaporean for insulting public servant The public servant in question is Belinda Ang, the judge at the Lee Kuan Yew defamation trial, and the “former Singaporean” is Gopalan Nair, a former Workers Party member who is now a US citizen and […]

Prime Minister’s Office via CNA. This statement, too, has not been made public on the PMO website. Mrs Lee Kuan Yew making steady progress after surgery A statement from Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s office said that Mrs Lee is currently making slow but steady progress after undergoing surgery on May 17. It added that […]