Tag: Lee Kuan Yew

“Are we ready for a non-Chinese PM then?” – WP politician asks as PM Lee defends reserved presidential election

Workers' Party (WP) politician Yee Jenn Jong raised critical questions after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong defended the reserved presidential election, at the People's Action Party (PAP) convention last Sunday (Nov 10). Mr Yee asked whether PM Lee's reasoning that minorities would feel disenfranchised and...

Pragmatism trumps ideology: a Taiwanese scholar looks at Lee Kuan Yew’s relationship to China as he was building Singapore

Singapore—How the country’s founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, worked with and against China to serve practical purposes in the crucial years of nation-building is the topic of a recent article from a Taiwanese scholar. Philip Liu Hsiao-Pong, a professor at the Graduate Institute of...

Why Hong Kong and China must listen to Singapore’s Lee: Political consultant

In an analysis on what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently said on Hong Kong's prolonged unrest, Alice Wu a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia Pacific Media Network at UCLA, concludes that both Hong Kong and China must listen...

Mr Lee Kuan Yew and PM Lee were both fans of Malaysia Queen Azizah’s “sambal belacan”

A specialised Malaysian condiment named 'sambal belacan' coupled with her delicious cooking made Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, a buzz name in the house of Singapore's ruling elite. Her fans included no less than the illustrious founding father of Singapore Mr...

Heng Swee Keat stays mindful of lessons from LKY, GCT to care for Singapore’s seniors

Singapore—At an event for seniors on Sunday, October 13, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat told those who had gathered together of the lessons he had received from Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who was then Minister Mentor, as well as the...

In widely-shared post, one writer reminds Singaporeans of Lee Kuan Yew’s revolutionary roots

Singapore—On October 8, Tuesday, writer Joshua Ip wrote the following post that seems to be particularly relevant for our times, although Mr Ip draws no parallels to present situations. But his post struck a chord with many, and has since been shared 700 times. Mr...

DPM Heng echoes LKY, ‘For Singapore to survive & prosper, we need to be relevant & useful to the world’

Singapore—In an event commemorating Singapore’s historical milestones on its 200th year, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat talked about the legacy of founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew as well as that of colonialism, among other things. The late PM Lee paved the way...

Old video of Low Thia Khiang commenting on 38 Oxley Road issue recirculates on social media

An old video of Workers’ Party Member of Parliament (MP) speaking in Parliament about 38 Oxley Road has been re-circulated on social media. The YouTube video, published on an official channel ‘govsingapore’ and titled, ‘MP Low Thia Khiang seeking clarifications on 38 Oxley Road’ was...

Presumptive 4G PM Heng Swee Keat remembers founding PM Lee Kuan Yew’s vision for Singapore on the occasion of his birthday

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat commemorated the birth anniversary of Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on social media, by sharing a speech the late Mr Lee made in 1965. Mr Heng, who also serves as Finance Minister and first assistant secretary-general of...

Letter from Lee Kuan Yew to the Cabinet recirculates: “38 Oxley Road has no merit as architecture. So please respect my wish to have it demolished when I am...

A letter from Singapore’s first Prime Minister, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew has once again been circulating around social media and the Internet. In his letter, he makes his wishes towards his residential home, 38 Oxley Road, clear, asking for it to be...