Archive for December, 2009

The Online Citizen digs up the full transcript for the controversial National Geographic interview: MM Lee’s interview with NatGeo – transcript Quite a fascinating, long-winding interview where Lee shows a glimpse — but just a glimpse — of his personality.   He also notes that he recently had a bicycle accident bad enough to require […]

Lee Kuan Yew on China at Business China.  AsiaOne: Asked in a dialogue to mark the second anniversary of Business China – a non-profit organisation that helps Singaporeans study, work or do business in China – how Singapore should cope with a rising China, he said: “There’s Japan, America, we can still live, doesn’t mean […]

The National Geographic gets a blast of Lee Kuan Yew’s Darwinian worldview: They say Lee Kuan Yew has mellowed over the years, but when he walks into the interview wearing a zippered blue jacket, looking like a flint-eyed Asian Clint Eastwood circa Gran Torino, you know you’d better get on with it. While it is […]

Lee Kuan Yew in Delhi.  India Today: If India wants to make it to the big league, that is economies growing beyond the current 8-9 per cent rate, here is Lee Kuan Yew’s mantra. The Minister Mentor, Republic of Singapore addressing a day-long lively dialogue session of the Singapore Symposium, jointly organised by Confederation of […]

Lee Kuan Yew in India.  CNA: NEW DELHI: Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who is on an official four-day visit to India, met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.  … Earlier Tuesday, Mr Lee met Indian External Affairs Minister, S.M. Krishna. They held a brief discussion on regional affairs and issues of mutual […]

Lee Kuan Yew on public housing in Singapore.  CNA, with video: SINGAPORE: Public flats will continue to appreciate in value as long as the Singapore economy continues to grow. And with limited space, the future of public housing looks set to go up – with more skyscraper flats to be built. … He said: “The […]

Lee Kuan Yew on the Japanese and American economies.  As quoted in the Straits Times: Prospects for the American economy:‘There are many opinions on this, but I think the majority opinion, and one which I subscribe to, is that the recovery will not be V-shaped. ‘Consumers are heavily in debt. Their credit cards are unpaid […]

MFA: A delegation led by Keidanren [Japan Business Federation] Chairman Fujio Mitarai called on Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at the Istana on 2 December 2009 at 6.00 pm. Mr Lee and the delegation exchanged views on regional developments, and reiterated their support for Singapore and Japan to remain committed partners in Asia, by continuing […]