Posts Tagged ‘straits times’

A review of OB Markers: My Straits Times Story, by Cheong Yip Seng, former Editor-in-Chief of the Singapore Press Holdings, published by Straits Times Press.  Asia Sentinel: From the very first chapter of this book to the last, it is full of detailed and astonishing revelations about the mainstream media in Singapore. It is an incredible […]

Lee Kuan Yew is about to reveal more “hard truths”, expect extensive press coverage and few surprises.  ST: A NEW book based on 16 interviews with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew will be launched next Friday. Entitled Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going, it covers a range of topics, such as the […]

A telling anecdote about how Singapore’s media and government are inextricably entwined.  AsiaOne: WHEN President S R Nathan took over as the chief of The Straits Times Press in 1982, then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew told him that it was a precious piece of porcelain. Mr Lee said: ‘Nathan, I’m giving you The Straits […]

At the Forbes Global CEO conference, Lee Kuan Yew pontificates on Russia and China: There’s no doubt that the world knows that China has come together. But they don’t beat their chests and threaten anybody.’ On Russia, Mr Lee alluded to its recent invasion of Georgia. ‘On the other side, really robust – you’ve got […]

Lee Kuan Yew turns 85 on September 9th, and consented to a Straits Times interview by e-mail.  No surprises: “evolve in sync with… our society” being code for “at a pace dictated by the PAP”. In an e-mail response to questions from The Straits Times ahead of his birthday on Tuesday, he adhered to his […]

And the Minister Mentor is back with another hyperbolic broadside. Straits Times: ONE freak election result is all it will take to wipe out Singapore’s success in building up the city state, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew warned last night. This could happen if voters became bored and decided to give the ‘vociferous opposition’ a […]