Archive for the ‘Conference’ Category

Ignore the title, Tommy Koh appears to be the only Singaporean with a pair of testicles today.  CNA: Monday’s event, organized by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, also coincided with the 9th anniversary of the school. The conference was attended by some 600 thought leaders who included former politicians, academics and diplomats. […]

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 raises waves at the Singapore Global Dialogue.  Shanghaiist: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who stepped down from the cabinet this year following the ruling People’s Action Party’s worst showing in post-independence elections, revealed recently that he considered Taiwan to have been independent since 1989. Speaking at the recent Singapore Global Dialogue, […]

Lee Kuan Yew has a dialogue with students.  Article and partial transcript at TODAY: Even as he acknowledged that a political divide “has already happened” in Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew warned that this must not lead to a divided society because that will hit the Republic’s performance and growth. Citing how a national divide […]

Lee Kuan Yew is prognosticating again.  CNA, with video: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Singapore would not be able to punch above its own weight if it were to depend on talent from its own population.  Mr Lee said: “For some time, the Singaporean has felt the competition from talented foreigners. But these […]

Lee Kuan Yew opines on China and shares his views on eugenics again.  ST via LexisNexis: CHINA’S next helmsman, Mr Xi Jinping, may not have announced what he plans for the country, but he will seek a legacy as weighty as that of his four predecessors. And if one had to guess what the ‘Xi […]

Senior Advisor to GIC Lee Kuan Yew back in action.  CNA: One of Singapore’s founding fathers Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who recently stepped down as Minister Mentor, also spoke. He said China’s military build-up should be seen as part of its development as an economic power. Mr Lee said: “That is an inevitable development which […]

Son on father. ST: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew is ‘unique’ and there will only be one ‘MM’, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday night. ‘You can give him any title, but he is Mr Lee Kuan Yew, he’s unique,’ PM Lee said at an NUS ministerial forum held at the University Cultural […]

Lee Kuan Yew back in Singapore.  CNA, with video: Mr Lee said Russia’s challenge was to develop its pool of entrepreneurs, just like Singapore. He said: “We’re trying to do that. But we are hampered by culture. We’re largely Chinese and Indians. And both Chinese and Indians, the best go into government, (they) don’t go […]