Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Lee lambasts the opposition again.  Yahoo! News: Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew says Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Chen Show Mao has not lived up to expectations. In his new book titled “One Man’s View of the World”, the former minister mentor said that with credentials such as […]

Malaysia Chronicle: Malaysia is prepared to lose its talent through its race-based policies in order to maintain the dominance of one race, said Lee Kuan Yew in his new book which was launched tonight in Singapore. And although Malaysia has acknowledged the fact that they are losing these talents and is making an attempt to […]

Lee disclaims responsibility for the results of his own policy.  Malay Mail: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has denied his policies were to blame for the city’s low birth rate, and said financial handouts for young couples would not solve the problem. In excerpts from a new book to be launched later today, Lee […]

Nothing much new here, except the caricature.  Gulf News: If he played chess, you could call Lee Kuan Yew the grand master of the game. It was his vision, drive and single-mindedness that set the small island state on a course of stubborn independence, turning the trading post into an international powerhouse of shipping, trade, […]

Reuters via ABS-CBN: They crammed into an art cafe in Singapore and pulled no punches, deriding authoritarian officials who ruled with an “iron fist” and complaining that government ministers with million-dollar salaries were out of touch. One woman, a middle-aged professional, got nods of agreement when she said modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, […]

Lee Kuan Yew makes his first appearance since his hospitalisation.  CNA: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said that one key factor for Singapore’s success is the confidence people have in the country.  Mr Lee was speaking at a dialogue organised by Standard Chartered Bank on Wednesday evening. Joining Mr Lee for the dialogue were […]

CNA, with video: Singapore’s former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said that the country is well-placed to ride on China’s growth. And while Singaporeans have a distinct advantage given their ability to read, write and speak both English and Mandarin, it does not mean they fully understand the Chinese culture. Speaking at the Business […]

LKY on HDB.  CNA, with video: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said public housing has to keep up with the rising aspirations of Singaporeans and that the facilities and design of older estates should also not fall behind newer ones. … I started this campaign 50 years ago in the 1960s, I saw Hong […]

Straits Times: The 10 high-powered members of Total’s international advisory committee usually meet in Paris. But this year, they gathered in Singapore for the first time – to honour Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore’s founding prime minister, who turned 89 last Sunday, has been a member of the French oil and gas giant’s international advisory […]

Lee Kuan Yew on corruption-busting.   Straits Times: Singapore’s graft-busting watchdog and its officers have contributed to the country’s standing, founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew said on Tuesday. They give confidence to investors, which has led to national progress and prosperity, he said, in hailing their efforts as the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) […]