Posts Tagged ‘nepotism’

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 […]

Lee Kuan Yew is awarded a “prestigious” prize created just for him by his alma mater, Raffles Institution.  In his speech, Lee Kuan Yew praises meritocracy, especially the fact that in Singapore it apparently makes no difference “who your father or mother is”.  (Silent applause from Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching and the rest of […]

Once again the New York Times is forced to grovel over an article by Philip Bowring: In 1994, Philip Bowring, a contributor to the International Herald Tribune’s op-ed page, agreed as part of an undertaking with the leaders of the government of Singapore that he would not say or imply that Prime Minister Lee Hsien […]

Interesting article over at Today on the options of  Ho Ching, Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter-in-law, which manages to insinuate that she is incompetent, that her becoming a politician would be viewed as nepotism, and that the PAP’s vote-for-us-or-else tactics no longer work. But the Temasek CEO’s answer gave many of us a peek into a […]