Archive for February, 2009

Lee Kuan Yew delivers a content-free speech in Brunei.  BruDirect reports it as a paean of praise for the late Sultan: “At a turning point in its history, the Brunei Sultanate would have ceased to exist as an independent state without him. He put his position as Sultan and the fate of his people on […]

Lee Kuan Yew goes to Brunei for a 3-day visit. Straits Times: BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – IT WAS nearly 50 years ago, in 1960, when then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew first visited Brunei. The occasion: the 46th birthday celebrations of its then-ruler, Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien III. It was to be the start of […]

The Singapore Democrats point out “the hyperactive, rainbow-coloured gorilla jumping up and down, screaming and poking them in the eyes right in the middle of the living room.” Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s appointments as an international advisor to corporations such as JP Morgan, Total, DaimlerChrysler (now defunct) and Citigroup have gone largely unnoticed by most […]

Financial Times chimes in on Singapore’s economic plunge and its effect on the economy; however, the Lee Kuan Yew quote within actually dates back to July 2008. The PAP government has long been one of Asia’s most secure. Singapore’s dominant one-party system has set an example for countries such as China, Russia and the Gulf […]

The SDP’s indefatigable Chee Soon Juan courts defamation suits yet again by pointing out that the emperor has no clothes.  Part 1: There’s nothing wrong, of course, about making bad predictions. Let’s be fair, everyone at some point has made calls that have turned out embarrassingly wrong. Mr Lee has made, and will make, his […]

Interesting article over at Today on the options of  Ho Ching, Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter-in-law, which manages to insinuate that she is incompetent, that her becoming a politician would be viewed as nepotism, and that the PAP’s vote-for-us-or-else tactics no longer work. But the Temasek CEO’s answer gave many of us a peek into a […]

Lee Kuan Yew once again sounds less than reassuring, but at least he reminds Singaporeans that they can thank him for where they are today. Straits Times: “Singaporeans and their government are not in panic,’ he said. ‘We have got the wherewithal to survive this recession, even if it goes on for several years.” “Singaporeans […]

Yet more unabashed hagiography of the Lee family, this one also involving Lee Wei Ling.  Witness their warmth and kindness, even to maids!  Straits Times: Mr Lee Kuan Yew returned home from his studies in Britain during her second year with the family. She witnessed his wedding – a simple affair where relatives were invited […]