Archive for January, 2010

Interesting commentary in The Star: FEARED for his destruction of political foes, Lee Kuan Yew once predicted that when he quit, a new breed of quality politicians would come out to challenge his party. Today Lee remains very influential in the Cabinet, but his prophecy is prematurely coming to pass. At 87, the Minister Mentor […]

Lee Kuan Yew at the International Housing Conference 2010.  CNA: Mr Lee said over the next five years, the intake of foreigners will slow down but that means Singaporeans will have to increase their productivity. Going further, dialogue moderator Professor Tommy Koh asked if more could be done to integrate those already here, in much […]

Straits Times: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew is in Paris on a five-day visit which started on Tuesday. He is attending a meeting of the International Advisory Committee of French oil company Total International. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that while in the French capital, Mr Lee will also meet French government […]

Lee Kuan Yew checks out the casino he once opposed.  Straits Times: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew paid a visit to Resorts World Sentosa on Wednesday, a week ahead of the opening of its first phase on Jan 20. He was hosted by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman of the Genting group which owns […]

A new book about Lee Kuan Yew’s contacts with India in the 1950s.  AsiaOne: THE little-known efforts of a young Lee Kuan Yew to court India from the 1950s are the focus of a new book by a veteran Indian journalist. Looking East To Look West: Lee Kuan Yew’s Mission India, was launched yesterday by […]