Archive for February, 2011

Alex Au digs up some surprising quotes from Hard Truths.  Yawning Bread: Q: Within the Singapore Cabinet, when there are discussion on issues, to what extent do ministers’ religious beliefs influence the positions they take, for example, on moral issues — casinos, homosexuality and so on. Does that ever come up? A: They’re modern thinking […]

A book about Lee Kuan Yew that the Straits Times is not promoting heavily.  The Star: THE founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, is a man who tends to elicit extreme reactions. While some praise his city state as an efficient modern metropolis with cosmopolitan aspirations, other decry the more authoritarian aspects of its […]

Is Lee Kuan Yew worried about the Middle Eastern revolutions spreading to Singapore?  CNA, with video: Speaking at the annual Tanjong Pagar Lunar New Year dinner on Friday, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew emphasised that as long as Singapore continues to give everyone equal opportunities, the country will do well. … Mr Lee said: “To […]

Lee Kuan Yew celebrates Chinese New Year.  Today: Thousands ushered in the Year of the Rabbit at the River Hongbao show at Marina Bay last night. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew officiated at the opening of the annual event, which was first staged 25 years ago. This year, the event promises to be even bigger […]