Archive for May, 2012

More from the Future of Asia.  TR Emeritus: Former Minister Mentor (MM) Lee Kuan Yew claims that the next generation of leaders are not paid “very much” and therefore making a bit of “sacrifice” to be in the government. Mr Lee, a staunch advocate of paying out-of-this-world salaries to attract the “best talents” into the government, […]

Lee Kuan Yew in Tokyo, and he still doesn’t like casinos.  Nikkei: Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister of Singapore, expressed reservations about having casinos in the city-state, while speaking at the annual Future of Asia conference here Thursday. Lee Kuan Yew expressed reservations about having casinos in the city-state. “I do not believe […]

Lee Kuan Yew on the Singaporean Army.  CNA: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said that as a small country, Singapore needs a strong armed forces to ensure its continued survival. Speaking at the Temasek Society 30th Anniversary dialogue session, Mr Lee said without a strong Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), “there is no economic […]

Lee Kuan Yew is back.  Straits Times: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew met his one-time West German counterpart Helmut Schmidt at the Shangri-La Hotel on Saturday. Mr Schmidt is in Singapore to tap Mr Lee’s views on international affairs for a book that he is writing. The interview on Saturday lasted three hours, and […]