Archive for May, 2009

No rest for Lee.  The contents of the press release are worthy of North Korea though: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew separately today. … Prime Minister Rudd and Minister Mentor Lee had a good exchange of views on a wide range of […]

Lee Kuan Yew lectures the mayor of a city considerably larger than his own country.  Straits Times: Singapore will not let up on training more people and having more graduates, even as unemploy ment is climbing during the current global economic crisis, said Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Wednesday. That is because the country […]

More schizophrenic reporting about the Suzhou Industrial Park from the Singapore press.  TODAY: FIFTEEN years on, the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) is a success story which will continue to be replicated in other Chinese cities. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew who was in Suzhou for SIP’s celebrations of its 15th anniversary, said Singapore made the […]

Embarrassingly fulsome praise from Lee Kuan Yew. Straits Times: CHINA is a country with lots of talented people, said Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Monday, singling out Commerce Minister Chen Deming as a shining example. He praised Mr Chen, saying that Singapore would be fortunate to have such a talented man. ‘Chen Deming is […]

Lee Kuan Yew moves onto China, in time to visit the “famous” Suzhou Industrial Park.  Straits Times: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday urged Jiangsu provincial leaders to build a long-term relationship with their young Singapore counterparts. ‘Our relationship is not meant to last just one, two years, but for decades,’ he told Jiangsu […]

More Lee Kuan Yew in Tokyo.  Straits Times: MOST Asian economies are unlikely to see a consumer-led recovery as it will take a long time for Asians to raise their level of consumption, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew told an international conference here on Friday. … But the Minister Mentor said: ‘I do not believe […]

It took half a year, but as previously announced, Dow Jones has now appealed the ruling against FEER for defaming the Lees.  AFP: Peter Low, a lawyer for the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER), argued there was nothing in the article, published in 2006, that defamed the Lees. The Lees had sued editor Hugo Restall […]

Lee Kuan Yew in Tokyo.  Straits Times: The recession and how to get out of it – these issues figured prominently when Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew met Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso yesterday. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, MM Lee said: ‘I think Japan and Singapore are equally badly hit. They’re going to […]

More travel for LKY.  Channel News Asia: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew is visiting Tokyo from May 19 to 23 and China from May 23 to 27. In Tokyo, MM Lee will call on Japan’s Prime Minister, Taro Aso, and meet other Japanese political and business leaders. At the invitation of the Chinese government, MM […]

Lee Kuan Yew will be visiting Malaysia in “early June”. The Malaysian Insider: In early June, Singapore’s veteran leader Lee Kuan Yew is expected to make one of the longest visits he has ever made to Malaysia. Over 10 days, the Mentor Minister will visit Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan and several other states.  He […]