Archive for October, 2011

Title says it all.  Straits Times: A French version of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs was launched in Paris this week, the latest foreign-language edition of The Singapore Story to be printed and sold. An initial print run of 2,500 copies of the two-volume memoirs, documenting the life of Singapore’s founding father and […]

More from Lee Kuan Yew in America.  AFP: China is in no rush to overtake the United States as the world’s leading power but the two Pacific nations will need to find ways to work together, Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew said. … In his acceptance speech, Lee said that historically wars have broken […]

Lee Kuan Yew gets a medal in the US.  AsiaOne: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was presented with the Lincoln Medal, an award which honours those whose accomplishments exemplify the legacy of America’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Mr Lee is the first Asian to receive the annual award, reported The Straits Times. Previous winners […]

Lee Kuan Yew on bilingualism.  AsiaOne, with video: Singaporeans should not give up on their Chinese language, said former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at a dialogue session at World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention on Friday. He said: “Everybody knows you got to do English, otherwise you won’t get on in Singapore…you won’t get on in […]

“Comrade” Lee Kuan Yew and much of the old guard resign from the PAP CEC.  PAP: At today’s meeting, the PAP CEC accepted the resignation of six of its members who proposed to step down to facilitate leadership renewal in the party. They are: Mr Lee Kuan Yew Mr Goh Chok Tong Mr Lim Boon […]

In case Lee Kuan Yew Watch isn’t enough.  Straits Times: A collection of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s speeches, interviews and dialogues from 1950 to 1990 – some of which have not been published before – was launched on Friday. Published by Cengage Learning, the 10-volume collection titled The Papers of Lee Kuan Yew: […]

Analysis of Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew, intended for an audience not already familiar with the topic.  Foreign Affairs: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s storied first prime minister, gave his countrymen two things that elude most developing nations: stability and prosperity. Now, a new generation of Singaporeans with little recollection of Lee’s crusade against poverty and […]