Tag: Lee Kuan Yew

Netizens seem divided on whether Lee Hsien Yang and Li Hongyi would contest the next GE

A Reddit thread asking for netizens' opinions on whether they think Lee Hsien Yang or Li Hongyi would contest the next General Election (GE) has drawn mixed views. Lee Hsien Yang is the youngest son of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and younger brother...

‘Hong Kong deserves democracy. But…we do not often get what we deserve’ Lee Kuan Yew in 1992

Singapore — According to now-declassified files in the National Archives in London, how Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outspokenly criticized the way the United Kingdom handled issues in Hong Kong led Britain to believe that Singapore may have had its own agenda...

Socio-political activist says Tan Cheng Bock-Lee Hsien Yang partnership “provides a ray of hope for Singapore”

Noted socio-political activist Gilbert Goh echoed the views of several Singaporeans as he asserted that the friendship between Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang "provides a ray of hope for Singapore," in a recent Facebook post. A career counsellor who runs the transitioning.org support...

“What is immoral about Lee Hsien Yang attending Pink Dot?” – Open letter to FCBC Pastor Nina Khong goes viral

Rev (Dr) Nina Khong, one of the senior pastors of Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC), has drawn sharp criticism online over her recent comments about how Lee Hsien Yang’s recent appearance at Pink Dot was "immoral." Rev Nina Khong is the wife of Apostle Lawrence Khong, the...

Lee Kuan Yew’s vision remains significant in modern-day Singapore

The first and longest-serving Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership altered Singapore from a third world nation into a flourishing urban city in just thirty years. However, a lot of circumstances have already changed in the tiny-state brought about by shifting geopolitical balance of...

“We owe a deep debt to this pride of lions,” PM Lee posts photo of LKY’s first cabinet from 1959 together with current cabinet

Singapore—To commemorate the historical significance of June 5, 1959, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted a photo of the country’s first cabinet along with the current one. After all, it has been sixty years from the time that the country became self-governing. PM Lee highlighted the...

ESM Goh says he was glad LKY stayed on as senior minister so that they could resolve differences internally

Singapore — At the launch of the Chinese-language version of his biography, Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story, on June 4, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong explained the decision to have Singapore’s founding Prime Minister stay on in his cabinet—so that any...

30 years after Tiananmen Square, a look at Lee Kuan Yew’s advice to Hong Kong then

June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the demonstrations in China’s Tiananmen Square, which held the whole world transfixed, waiting to see what Beijing would do in the face of the student protests. This year, in the months leading to June 4, several activists have...

Lee Hsien Yang on son’s wedding to boyfriend “I believe my father would have been thrilled to know this”

Singapore — Singapore, along with the rest of the world, found out over social media on the afternoon of Friday (May 25) about the wedding of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew Li Huanwu to his boyfriend Heng Yirui at a reserve in Cape...

BREAKING: Lee Hsien Yang’s son Li Huanwu marries boyfriend Heng Yirui in South Africa

Singapore—Congratulations are in order for Li Huanwu, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and his boyfriend Heng Yirui, who were married in South Africa today, May 24. In an Instagram post put up in the late afternoon, Dr Heng wrote, “Today I marry...