Posts Tagged ‘Malaysia’

Malaysia Chronicle: Malaysia is prepared to lose its talent through its race-based policies in order to maintain the dominance of one race, said Lee Kuan Yew in his new book which was launched tonight in Singapore. And although Malaysia has acknowledged the fact that they are losing these talents and is making an attempt to […]

New books on Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew launched — in Malaysia, for obvious reasons.  Malaysia Chronicle: Comparison and analysis about the styles and qualities of two notorious Southeast Asian autocrats – Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamad – are bound to be reignited with the release of two books published this year to coincide […]

Lee Kuan Yew opines in Forbes: IN TERMS OF LAND area and population Myanmar and Thailand are close in size, and i n the 1960s both countries had similar rates of growth. But in 1962 Myanmar’s General Ne Win led a coup d’état, establishing a nominally socialist military government that followed an economic policy of autarky. […]

The Hard Truths and Islam controversy hasn’t quite died down yet.  Now the book is banned in Malaysia, or is it?  AsiaOne: The Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim) has not banned a book by former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew that allegedly offends Muslims. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri […]

More from the Singapore Global Dialogue.  CNA, with video: Singapore’s former minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew said it is unlikely that Singapore and Malaysia will merge in the future. … “Najib has brought forth a positive view of bilateral relations and the desire to develop southern Johor, the Iskandar region, using Singapore as a kind […]

A Malaysian newspaper offers the kind of commentary you’d never see in Singapore’s state press.  The Star: With the coming election tipped to swing against his governing party, the founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew, who is 87, has signalled his intention to continue in office. Speaking with a slight slur and looking his age, Lee […]

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 […]

Mahathir Mohamed takes issue with Lee Kuan Yew’s recent interview.  From his blog: 1. Mr Lee Kwan Yew, the Minister Mentor of Singapore is three years my senior. That means he and I practically grew up in the same period of time. That also means that I have been able to watch the progress of […]

Lee Kuan Yew in Johor Bahru. Straits Times: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew yesterday called on Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor at the Istana Besar here to express his condolences over the death of the latter’s father, the late Sultan Iskandar Ismail. During their 30-minute meeting in the palace’s throne room yesterday afternoon, Sultan Ibrahim […]

Lee Kuan Yew is again a topic in Malaysian politics.  Temasek Review: A columnist at the Malaysian Malay daily Utusan Melayu had lashed out at MM Lee Kuan Yew for “splitting” Singapore from Malaysia during the tumultuous years of 1963 – 1965 when Singapore was part of the Malaysian federation. … Wrote Mr Zainuddin: ‘If […]