Posts Tagged ‘independence’

Lee Kuan Yew raises waves at the Singapore Global Dialogue.  Shanghaiist: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who stepped down from the cabinet this year following the ruling People’s Action Party’s worst showing in post-independence elections, revealed recently that he considered Taiwan to have been independent since 1989. Speaking at the recent Singapore Global Dialogue, […]

The Online Citizen unearths an old memo from 1965 with odd instructions: He emphasized the seriousness of the occasion and threatened “punitive” measures against any newspaper which printed pictures of him smiling. Of course, in the end Lee famously cried on live TV while announcing the expulsion of Singapore from Malaysia.