Posts Tagged ‘military’

Lee Kuan Yew on the Singaporean Army.  CNA: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said that as a small country, Singapore needs a strong armed forces to ensure its continued survival. Speaking at the Temasek Society 30th Anniversary dialogue session, Mr Lee said without a strong Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), “there is no economic […]

Lee Kuan Yew on China.  Chosun Ilbo: Former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew says China is unlikely to challenge the U.S.’ military supremacy in the near future. Speaking at the 17th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Lee said China’s military buildup “is an inevitable development which the civilian government has […]

And that “we” (who?) do not want Chee Soon Juan and JB Jeyaretnam.  Monsters and Critics: Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew justified the city-state’s defence spending as necessary to resist any possible pressure from its larger neighbours. ‘Without a strong defence, there will be no Singapore,’ Lee said in an interview published by the Sunday […]