Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Lee Kuan Yew is back, and he wants more Singaporean babies.  CNA: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has expressed concerns over Singapore’s low fertility rate. He was speaking in Mandarin and English at the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru National Day celebration dinner on Saturday. Mr Lee said Singapore’s birth rates have been steadily declining. He […]

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 […]

Investment tips from Lee Kuan Yew.  Wall Street Journal: Singapore’s founding statesman, Lee Kuan Yew, has long been critical of the profligacy of Western governments, even before the recent debt crises in the U.S. and the Eurozone brought the world’s financial system to its knees. But now he’s singing a slightly different tune and advising […]

Playing the broken record again.  CNA, with video: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has called for the understanding of Singaporeans towards the government’s decision to continue taking in immigrants. Speaking at a Lunar New Year gathering in his constituency of Tanjong Pagar on Friday, Mr Lee said Singapore’s per capita income is one of […]

No Lee 3G?  AFP: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the son of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, said Thursday that he does not think that his children will enter politics. “They will have to decide but if you ask me now I think the odds are not on it,” he told the Davos meeting […]

Lee Kuan Yew follows up on his daughter’s disclosure of his condition.   Today: Speaking to reporters, who asked for his comments on the news, Mr Lee said: “We learn to adjust. It started two years ago when I was 86. And at 86, many of my contemporaries are either on wheelchairs or aren’t around. So […]

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 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 […]