Posts Tagged ‘integration’

Alex Au on Lee Kuan Yew’s correction.  Yawning Bread: When Lee Kuan Yew said, earlier this week, that he stood corrected over the remarks about Malays he made in the book Hard Truths, I thought to myself: That is the biggest sign of the People’s Action Party (PAP) getting election jitters yet. As someone very […]

Lee Kuan Yew backpedals on his controversial earlier remarks.  ST: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said on Monday he stands corrected on how well-integrated Malay-Muslims are in Singapore. He issued a statement late last night, referring to comments he made in the new book, Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going, and the […]

The Government backpedals on Lee Kuan Yew’s controversial remarks about Muslims.  AsiaOne: THE views on Singapore Muslims expressed by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in a new book are his personal opinions, and not those of the Government, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday. … Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a […]

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 bangs on a familiar drum.  CNA: Speaking at the Indian New Year celebrations in Little India on Saturday, Mr Lee said Singaporeans must recognise that with a declining population, the country needs such people, including those who have studied or worked in the US and Europe. With the economy in a buoyant […]

Lee’s first major speech in a while, tackling not the economic crisis, but the challenge of keeping up Singapore’s population (with a few heavy hints about the Chinese needing to breed more) and integrating immigrants.  CNA: SINGAPORE: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has highlighted two challenges for Singapore to undertake in order to do well […]