Archive for November, 2009

A lovely example of that Straits Times trademark, the utterly sycophantic reader letter: I HAVE always been impressed with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew for his vision and passion. But my respect for him has gone up a few more notches after his recent speech to encourage the study of Chinese language differently. Having believed […]

Mahathir attacks Lee once again.  Temasek Review: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has poured scorn on the oratory skills of Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in a documentary – “Mahathir” shown on the Starhub History Channel last Sunday at 8pm. … The elder statesman was no fan of Lee and […]

Facing yet another defeat in Singapore courts, Dow Jones finally gives up its appeal in the FEER defamation case, cuts its losses and agrees to pay damages.  Asia Sentinel, including Dow Jones’ own statement: Dow Jones Corporation, the owner of the soon-to- be-defunct Far Eastern Economic Review, has capitulated and agreed to pay US$175,000 in […]

Lee Kuan Yew met Russian president Medvedev and China President Hu on the sidelines of the APEC summit. ITAR-TASS: Medvedev meets with Singaporean Minister Mentor People’s Daily: President’s Asian tour, attendance at APEC meeting a complete success: FM But the Temasek Review complains that Obama (who met only Lee Hsien Loong, not Lee Kuan Yew) […]

Lee Kuan Yew at the APEC CEO Summit.   The respected, the insightful, the quick-witted and the candid at CNA: Mr Lee was addressing delegates at the APEC CEO Summit in Singapore on Friday evening. The dialogue lasted just under an hour and touched on wide-ranging issues. Businessmen, academics and government officials gathered at the dialogue […]

Lee Kuan Yew meets Chinese president Hu.  Virtually content-free Xinhua article: Lee congratulated Hu on the great achievements China has made, saying China’s maintaining stability and continuity in its development is of great significance for the region. Singapore welcomes China to make greater economic achievements and is pleased to see China playing important roles in […]

Temasek Review unearths an interesting quote from last Sunday: In his speech at a grassroots event at Tanjong Pagar, MM Lee used the examples of Law Minister K. Shanmugam, an MP of Sembawang GRC, and Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Indranee Rajah to drive home his point. Mr Shanmugam, Mr Lee said, could make $6 million a […]

Lee Kuan Yew’s next economic prognostication.  ST: SINGAPORE’S economy may grow by 3 per cent next year and Singaporeans must be prepared for slower growth for several years, said Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday. In a speech at the Tanjong Pagar GRC Tree Planting Day at Henderson Heights, he said Singapore will not […]

Interesting commentary from The Star: However, Singapore’s founding father has shown he still retains the world’s admiration for his role in the contemporary history of Singapore and the region. In Washington last week, he was accorded the first lifetime achievement award by the US-Asean Business Council – with tributes from the current US and two […]

Lee Kuan Yew at another business forum.  CNA: “I don’t think the world’s future will be decided by either Islamic fundamentalism or Christian reaction to it,” he said. “The big countries do not fight each other because they all have got nuclear bombs. Your contest in the future will be an economic one – who […]