Archive for the ‘Transcript’ Category

Lee Kuan Yew speaks up by letter.  No public appearances lately?  Today: I listened to several of the speeches in Parliament on ministerial salaries and read the rest in the newspapers. With a different generation, political attitudes change. But for Singapore, the basic challenge remains unchanged: That unless we have a steady stream of high […]

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 in hot water over remarks on Islam again — this time for something he said in 2005.  AFP via The Australian: SINGAPORE’s outspoken former leader Lee Kuan Yew has denied calling Islam a “venomous religion” after leaked US diplomatic cables set off a furore in the multiracial city-state. One of hundreds of […]

Lee Kuan Yew interviewed, although apparently only via a “written statement”, with softball questions and answers.  Asahi Shimbun: Question: Do you think Japan will emerge from this period of enormous challenge stronger or weaker? Lee: Stronger as a united people, but weaker in its economy. Q: You point out in your new book, “Lee Kuan […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Prime Minister’s Office has released a full transcript of Lee Kuan Yew’s controversial New York Times interview. TRANSCRIPT OF MINISTER MENTOR LEE KUAN YEW’S INTERVIEW WITH SETH MYDANS OF NEW YORK TIMES & IHT ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2010. Mr Lee: “Thank you. When you are coming to 87, you are not very happy..” Q: […]

Lee Kuan Yew’s eulogy for Singapore’s economic architect Goh Keng Swee, credited by many for being the real brains behind the country’s transformation.  AsiaOne: Our friendship developed when we met in London in 1949-1950 when he was studying at the London School of Economics on a scholarship. I was in London preparing for my Bar […]

An interesting and lengthy interview of the kind rarely if ever seen in Singapore’s local rags, where Lee Kuan Yew expounds in detail about his views of Asian geopolitics and offers pointed critique about Japan. Asahi Shimbun, with full transcript: With his insightful analyses of trends in international politics, Lee Kuan Yew can be considered […]

The Online Citizen digs up the full transcript for the controversial National Geographic interview: MM Lee’s interview with NatGeo – transcript Quite a fascinating, long-winding interview where Lee shows a glimpse — but just a glimpse — of his personality.   He also notes that he recently had a bicycle accident bad enough to require […]