Posts Tagged ‘lee hsien loong’

A Malaysian newspaper offers analysis that the local papers would not dare to touch.  The Star: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says he intends to stay in office for 10 more years. If he does, it will result in a record father-and-son tenure as prime minister. FACED with a host of tough problems that challenges […]

Insight from The Star’s Seah Chiang Nee: The authoritative former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had little use for public opinion when he was in power, preferring to set his own agenda. Now a year after he quit active politics, his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has indicated that he wants to move away […]

A news article full of official denials that raises many more questions than it answers, the rumors being either that Shih either angered Lee Kuan Yew, or even more explosively, had an affair with Lee Hsien Loong.  Focus Taiwan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs rebutted rumors Thursday that Vice Foreign Minister Vanessa Shih is in […]

No Lee 3G?  AFP: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the son of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, said Thursday that he does not think that his children will enter politics. “They will have to decide but if you ask me now I think the odds are not on it,” he told the Davos meeting […]

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 replies to questions from the Sunday Times.  AsiaOne: ‘It cannot be government as usual. Both former PMs withdrawing from the Government will indicate that it is not government as usual and that the PM can and will revise and revamp his policies going into this new situation,’ he said in an e-mailed […]

Son on father. ST: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew is ‘unique’ and there will only be one ‘MM’, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday night. ‘You can give him any title, but he is Mr Lee Kuan Yew, he’s unique,’ PM Lee said at an NUS ministerial forum held at the University Cultural […]

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 […]

The Temasek Review asks a simple question. If you were to ask 10 elderly Singaporeans in the streets randomly who the Prime Minister of Singapore is, chances are quite a number will answer “Lau Lee” in reference to Singapore’s octogenarian leader Lee Kuan Yew. Lee was the first Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to […]

Facing yet another defeat in Singapore courts, Dow Jones finally gives up its appeal in the FEER defamation case, cuts its losses and agrees to pay damages.  Asia Sentinel, including Dow Jones’ own statement: Dow Jones Corporation, the owner of the soon-to- be-defunct Far Eastern Economic Review, has capitulated and agreed to pay US$175,000 in […]