Posts Tagged ‘chinese’

88 years of Lee Kuan Yew.  AsiaOne: On his 88th birthday on Sept 16 , former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew launched the Chinese edition of the best-selling book, Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going. … Speaking in both English and Mandarin at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Mr Lee stressed the […]

Lee Kuan Yew suggests putting Singapore before Islam.  AFP: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has urged local Muslims to “be less strict on Islamic observances” to aid integration and the city-state’s nation-building process. Singapore has a predominantly Chinese population, with minority races including Muslim Malays and Indians, and Lee has always stressed the importance […]

Lee Kuan Yew doesn’t do Facebook. CNA, with video: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has stressed the need for the country to keep pace with emerging technologies to stay ahead of the game. Speaking at Hewlett-Packard’s 40th anniversary here, he noted how technology “extends the reach of every country”. … The second strategy was to […]

Lee Kuan Yew insists that bilingualism is impossible and that English must take precedence over Chinese.  CNA: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Mandarin is important but it remains a second language in Singapore. So parents must be realistic in their expectations. Mr Lee was alluding to the furore which erupted after media reports that […]

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 […]