Posts Tagged ‘india’

Lee Kuan Yew is prognosticating again.  CNA, with video: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Singapore would not be able to punch above its own weight if it were to depend on talent from its own population.  Mr Lee said: “For some time, the Singaporean has felt the competition from talented foreigners. But these […]

Lee Kuan Yew opines on China and shares his views on eugenics again.  ST via LexisNexis: CHINA’S next helmsman, Mr Xi Jinping, may not have announced what he plans for the country, but he will seek a legacy as weighty as that of his four predecessors. And if one had to guess what the ‘Xi […]

More WikiLeaks about Lee’s foot-in-mouth syndrome, this time on Myanmar.  Washington Post: Singapore statesman Lee Kuan Yew considered Myanmar’s junta leaders “stupid” and “dense,” according to classified U.S. documents released this week by WikiLeaks. The Singapore leader said dealing with Myanmar’s military regime was like “talking to dead people,” according to a confidential briefing on […]

More uncensored comments by Lee Kuan Yew released on WikiLeaks, with his opinions on the Anwar Ibrahim trial and Malaysian politics making the largest waves.  Sydney Morning Herald: The cable that deals with Dr Anwar’s sodomy case, dated November 2008 and released exclusively to The Sun-Herald by WikiLeaks, states: ”The Australians said that Singapore’s intelligences […]

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 […]

A new book about Lee Kuan Yew’s contacts with India in the 1950s.  AsiaOne: THE little-known efforts of a young Lee Kuan Yew to court India from the 1950s are the focus of a new book by a veteran Indian journalist. Looking East To Look West: Lee Kuan Yew’s Mission India, was launched yesterday by […]

Lee Kuan Yew in Delhi.  India Today: If India wants to make it to the big league, that is economies growing beyond the current 8-9 per cent rate, here is Lee Kuan Yew’s mantra. The Minister Mentor, Republic of Singapore addressing a day-long lively dialogue session of the Singapore Symposium, jointly organised by Confederation of […]

Lee Kuan Yew in India.  CNA: NEW DELHI: Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who is on an official four-day visit to India, met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.  … Earlier Tuesday, Mr Lee met Indian External Affairs Minister, S.M. Krishna. They held a brief discussion on regional affairs and issues of mutual […]

Lee Kuan Yew at another business forum.  CNA: “I don’t think the world’s future will be decided by either Islamic fundamentalism or Christian reaction to it,” he said. “The big countries do not fight each other because they all have got nuclear bombs. Your contest in the future will be an economic one – who […]

The transcript of the Charlie Rose interview is now available: The Online Citizen has posted the interview in three parts on YouTube (part one, two, three).  Some highlights at Bloomberg: “The first half of the 21st century, a large part of it, will still be the American,” Lee, 86, said in an interview with […]