Archive for the ‘Speech’ Category

Lee Kuan Yew on the Government Investment Corporation.  CNA, with video: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) must remain true to its core values: retaining the best talents and maintain the highest of reputation. But he added that the GIC must also have the courage to make bold […]

Lee Kuan Yew on public housing. AsiaOne, with full transcript of speech: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew observed that Singaporeans took great pride in their homes and knew that their HDB flats are valuable. He said at the launch of the Tanjong Pagar Town Council’s Five-Year Masterplan and the opening of the Active, Beautiful, Clean […]

Lee Kuan Yew thinks there are and will be no HDB property bubbles.  AsiaOne, with video: “85% of Singaporeans are living in HDB flats and we intend to keep the values of these homes up. It will never go down,” said MM Lee. The MP for Tanjong Pagar said that home renewal and refurbishing programmes […]

Is Lee Kuan Yew worried about the Middle Eastern revolutions spreading to Singapore?  CNA, with video: Speaking at the annual Tanjong Pagar Lunar New Year dinner on Friday, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew emphasised that as long as Singapore continues to give everyone equal opportunities, the country will do well. … Mr Lee said: “To […]

Full text at AsiaOne: I brought her home on July 3, 2008. The doctors expected her to last a few weeks. She lived till October 2, 2 years and 3 months. She remained lucid. They gave time for me and my children to come to terms with the inevitable. In the final few months, her […]

Lee Kuan Yew on investment vs deposit banking.  BusinessWeek: The U.S. and U.K. are unlikely to separate banks into deposit-taking and investing activities, Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said. Lee, chairman of Government of Singapore Investment Corp., a shareholder of UBS AG and Citigroup Inc., said he agrees with former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul […]

Lee Kuan Yew bangs on a familiar drum.  CNA: Speaking at the Indian New Year celebrations in Little India on Saturday, Mr Lee said Singaporeans must recognise that with a declining population, the country needs such people, including those who have studied or worked in the US and Europe. With the economy in a buoyant […]

CNA: Singapore’s future over the next five to 10 years is an “optimistic” one, said Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, and the tourism sector will reflect that. Speaking in Mandarin at Tanjong Pagar GRC’s Chinese New Year celebration dinner Thursday evening, Mr Lee said the two integrated resorts (IRs) have hired about 16,000 Singaporean workers, […]

Lee Kuan Yew in Delhi.  India Today: If India wants to make it to the big league, that is economies growing beyond the current 8-9 per cent rate, here is Lee Kuan Yew’s mantra. The Minister Mentor, Republic of Singapore addressing a day-long lively dialogue session of the Singapore Symposium, jointly organised by Confederation of […]

Lee Kuan Yew on the Japanese and American economies.  As quoted in the Straits Times: Prospects for the American economy:‘There are many opinions on this, but I think the majority opinion, and one which I subscribe to, is that the recovery will not be V-shaped. ‘Consumers are heavily in debt. Their credit cards are unpaid […]