Posts Tagged ‘general election’

Analysis of Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew, intended for an audience not already familiar with the topic.  Foreign Affairs: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s storied first prime minister, gave his countrymen two things that elude most developing nations: stability and prosperity. Now, a new generation of Singaporeans with little recollection of Lee’s crusade against poverty and […]

Lee Kuan Yew changes his mind about the election results.  CNA: Singapore’s former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew does not think a more populist form of government would have to emerge as a result of the general election in May. Replying to questions on Singapore’s political scene at the Russia-Singapore Business Forum on Tuesday, Mr […]

A professor at NUS does a survey that’s studiously ignored by the government media.  AP via Winnipeg Free Press: Fewer Singaporeans consider the ruling People’s Action Party to be credible after the party’s worst election results since independence, a survey showed Friday. … Perhaps the biggest change since the election was the resignation of Lee […]

With the opposition gaining seats in the general election, Lee Kuan Yew complains about the ungratefulness of youth.  ST: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew gave his first – albeit indirect – assessment of the 2011 general election result on Sunday, remarking at a community event in Tanglin Halt that the younger generation ‘does not remember […]

Lee Kuan Yew plans to stay in Parliament.  87 years old now, he will be 92 by the end of the five-year term.  CNA: Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has confirmed his candidacy for Tanjong Pagar GRC in the coming general election. In a video posted on the People’s Action Party’s website, Mr Lee […]

Lee Kuan Yew hints that he may still run. Straits Times: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said last night he is willing to contest the next general election, if his health allows for it. But the decision lies with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, he said. ‘If I’m fit, I’m prepared to stand. But whether […]