Archive for August, 2008

An update on the glacially-moving Lees vs FEER defamation case.  Asia Sentinel reports: In an extraordinary move, nearly two years after Singapore’s ruling Lee family filed a defamation suit against the Far Eastern Economic Review, a high court judge let it be known to the Lees’ lawyers that he was “searching for a higher defamatory […]

An interesting opinion piece in The Star (Malaysia). With the retirement in February of Cuban President Fidel Castro, who also took office at the same time 50 years ago, Lee suddenly became the world’s longest surviving political leader. … Lee’s hold on power – especially the nation’s finance, military and the mainstream media – is […]

MM Lee pops up at a National Day dinner in Tanjong Pagar and rattles off the usual string of platitudes.  Channel NewsAsia, also with video: “We have an economy which is diversified. We have a workforce that we have upgraded year by year, better educated, better able to earn more because we are connected with […]

The Straits Times attempts to outdo Xinhua in sycophancy, but why only “would” have impressed the world? CHINA’S opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday was a spectacular and really professional affair which would have impressed the world, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said on Saturday. The Minister Mentor was at the event accompanied by Chinese […]

Virtually content-free article from Xinhua: BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Thursday told visiting foreign dignitaries that the Beijing Olympics would be a unique and high-level sports event. Xi met separately with Iranian Vice president and head of Physical Education Organization Muhammad Aliabadi, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and the president […]