Tag: Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew & Kwa Geok Choo: A tribute to their love story this Valentine’s Day

Singapore—What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year than with a look back at one of the greatest romances in the country’s history? Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, and Kwa Geok Choo, who was his partner in every sense of the...

Putin: Singapore not appropriate model for the leadership transition in Russia

President Vladimir Putin does not think Singapore could be a model for the leadership transition in Russia. Speaking at a televised meeting with students in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, he was asked whether his country should consider the Singapore model. Mr Putin, 67, said...

LKY scolded me for making a bad suggestion, says former civil servant in memoir

Singapore — One of the country’s pioneer-generation civil servants, Mr V K Rajan, has written a memoir that shows the strict nature of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Published in November last year, Serving Singapore: My Journey is not only Mr Rajan’s story but Singapore’s...

LKY’s comments on foreign talents resurface after Pritam-Chan Chun Sing spat

After the argument that broke out between Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing and Workers’ Party’s (WP) Pritam Singh, on Monday (Jan 6), concerning a breakdown of recent employment numbers for Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs), comments made by Singapore’s founding father Lee...

LKY’s 1965 Christmas message is back, this time on the Internet

Singapore -- The Christmas message in 1965 from Singapore’s first Prime Minister is back 54 years later, this time on the Internet. Lee Kuan Yew said: "Christmas is a festive season for all of us in Singapore. Not so long ago, singing Christmas carols in...

LKY’s policies for quashing student protests may not be effective for demonstrations in HK today —analyst

Hong Kong— The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that while demonstrators have faced off against the police in different universities in Hong Kong since earlier this month, quotes from Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew have been circulating on Whats App, with...

The Lee brothers share conflicting views on whether their father’s party has changed

Contrary to his younger brother's view that the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is no longer the same entity it was when their father ran it, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the party has not changed and will not change in the...

PM Lee promises to uphold trust in PAP Government as ruling party celebrates 65th anniversary

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has promised to uphold the trust supporters have in the People's Action Party (PAP) Government, on the occasion of the PAP's 65th anniversary. In an email sent to those who subscribe for PAP website updates, PM Lee said the PAP's...

“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...