Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

A new hour-long TV interview with Lee Kuan Yew on Charlie Rose.  As usual (this is his 4th appearance on the show), the questioning steers clear of controversy and lets LKY expound mostly on foreign politics.  Full transcript still pending, but in the meantime here’s a news story with quotes on AFP: Asked in a […]

Lee Kuan Yew is awarded a “prestigious” prize created just for him by his alma mater, Raffles Institution.  In his speech, Lee Kuan Yew praises meritocracy, especially the fact that in Singapore it apparently makes no difference “who your father or mother is”.  (Silent applause from Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching and the rest of […]

Lee Kuan Yew keeps his hands on the levers of power.  CNA: Home Affairs and Law Minister, K Shanmugam, is a new face on the Central Executive Committee of the People’s Action Party. … Mr Shanmugam was among the 12 elected to the CEC at the PAP conference held at the University Cultural Centre on […]

Lee Kuan Yew opens a new hospital.  CNA, with video: Minister Mentor Lee said: “I visited the hospital a few weeks ago, and was impressed by the ‘hospital-in-a-garden’ concept. With Yishun Pond next door and plenty of natural greenery, fruits and vegetables within the hospital compound itself, it is a well-designed hospital in Singapore. “It […]

Lee Kuan Yew is back in action, once again trotting out his mistaken conviction that bilingualism is impossible.  CNA, with video: Mr Lee said: “The difference really is in the quality of the students, their background. At the primary stage, the choice is not chosen in a uniformed way. If you have a brother there, […]

Lee Kuan Yew’s first public appearance since his wife’s death.  CNA: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew arrived at the wake of his wife Kwa Geok Choo at Sri Temasek, the official residence of the Prime Minister and located within the Istana grounds, on Monday evening. Mr Lee had over the past month been sharing how […]

Lee Kuan Yew on public housing in Singapore.  CNA, with video: SINGAPORE: Public flats will continue to appreciate in value as long as the Singapore economy continues to grow. And with limited space, the future of public housing looks set to go up – with more skyscraper flats to be built. … He said: “The […]

Mahathir attacks Lee once again.  Temasek Review: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has poured scorn on the oratory skills of Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in a documentary – “Mahathir” shown on the Starhub History Channel last Sunday at 8pm. … The elder statesman was no fan of Lee and […]

Lee Kuan Yew is trotted out on an orchestrated tour at upgraded HDB blocks.  CNA: Officiating at the completion ceremony of the Lift Upgrading Programme on Saturday was Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who was mobbed by residents eager for a handshake and a picture. One lucky […]

Lee Kuan Yew makes a rare appearance in Parliament to “demolish” the heretical views of newly minted Nominated MP Viswa Sadasivan. CNA, with video: Speaking in Parliament – which he seldom does – Mr Lee explained that he did not intend to intervene in the parliamentary debate initially. But having read what a Nominated Member […]