Tag: LKY

Lee Kuan Yew’s lasting legacy honoured on birthday anniversary, hundreds pay respects

Hundreds of online users stopped to pay tribute to Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, on his birthday anniversary. https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeMatters/posts/3267384986681205 Though to many people around the world, Wednesday (September 16) is an ordinary hump day--or at least, as close to ordinary as one can get in...

“Never be deflated by setbacks”: The timeless words of Lee Kuan Yew

The timeless words of Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew never really fail to strike a chord in the hearts of Singaporeans. Even to this day, as the nation, together with the rest of the world, is up against a pandemic, the late Mr...

Blogger: LKY wills did not specify demolition of house

An unnamed blogger in a post published on ABS-CBN wrote the problem in the Lee family's public battle over Lee Kuan Yew's (LKY) inheritance was that two of the Singapore's forefather's "wills did not specify the demolition of his house." However, the blog post said: It...

Singapore and the Lees fighting over political system: WSJ

An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal said the fight between the Lee's in Singapore is about the tiny Island state's political system. It said the younger Lees accused the Prime Minister of abusing his power. “e have felt threatened by Hsien Loong’s misuse of...

Lee Kuan Yew turning in his grave – Yen Makabenta

A Filipino columnist for the Manila Times wrote that Lee Kuan Yew (LKY), the redoubtable Singaporean leader who had a penchant to hector other leaders and lecture the West about Asian values, must be turning in his grave. He said while his - that is...

Don’t listen to LKY. Save his house

By Richard Hartung Imagine a school outing for a history class not far in the future. The teacher points to a condo and explains this was built after tearing down the home of the founding father of Singapore. “We did what former Prime Minister Lee...

Watching LKY grow old

By Augustine Low At 90, Lee Kuan Yew’s public appearances are understandably rare. It has become a question of will he, or won’t he attend a key event. Earlier this month, he skipped the Tanjong Pagar constituency Chinese New Year dinner but five days later,...

Catherine Lim and LKY

Catherine Lim
By Robert Yeo    The sentence, Speak Truth to Power, is a Quaker advice and it summed up what Catherine Lim did in a dinner talk she gave at Tanglin Club last month. Indeed, she has been doing that for 17 years, speaking truth to power...

I have a bone to pick with LKY

source: EDMW
By Augustine Low As a child of the Sixties, I grew up in an era when Mr Lee Kuan Yew was larger than life. He was revered, he was feared. Today’s generation knows of Mr Lee as a paternal figure, venerated for his wisdom and remarkable...