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Channel NewsAsia
PM Lee to make 4-day official visit to Japanhis delegation. During the trip, the Prime Minister will receive a posthumous
PM Lee to make 4-day official visit to Japan
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 hours ago
his delegation. During the trip, the Prime Minister will receive a posthumous award from Mr Abe on behalf of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The rare honour, the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, recognises the founding Prime... Read more
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The Economic Times
Has PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission got off to the right start?Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014
Has PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission got off to the right start?
The Economic Times / Posted 22 hours ago
Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014 — the 145th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi — Lee Kuan Yew had done something similar in Singapore. On October 1, 1968, a little over three years after Singapore became an... Read more
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Namibia Economist
To coldly goalready be seen in South Korea. Air-conditioning units on sale there require ha
To coldly go
Namibia Economist / Posted yesterday
already be seen in South Korea. Air-conditioning units on sale there require half as much energy as is typical elsewhere. Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore, once said that air-conditioning was the greatest invention of the 20th... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Red Granite Co-Founder Riza Aziz's Mother Is the "Imelda Marcos of Malaysia"have long suspected to be wielding just as much power — if not more — as her hu
Red Granite Co-Founder Riza Aziz's Mother Is the "Imelda Marcos of Malaysia"
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
have long suspected to be wielding just as much power — if not more — as her husband. When late Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew made an official state visit to Malaysia shortly after Razak entered office in 2009, he made a point of meeting... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Elected President – You got to believe it « Opinion « TR EMERITUSproven? Never mind. The Constitution will be race neutral, really? It is at th
Elected President – You got to believe it « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 4 days ago
proven? Never mind. The Constitution will be race neutral, really? It is at the moment. The founding fathers, including Lee Kuan Yew made sure it is. After this bill, when it is crafted to ensure that all minority race would have a chance to be... Read more
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iol.co.za
SA has a chance to self-correctto self-correct. Ethical leadership does make all the difference in a country’
SA has a chance to self-correct
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
to self-correct. Ethical leadership does make all the difference in a country’s fortunes or misfortunes. Singapore under Lee Kuan Yew and Rwanda under the capable stewardship of President Paul Kagame are not exceptional cases. Ethical... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Beira to be cleaned within three yearsprepared, the Minister said, adding that the pollutant sources which cause the
Beira to be cleaned within three years
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
prepared, the Minister said, adding that the pollutant sources which cause the unbearable stench has been identified. "Lee Kuan Yew once declared that one day we could all swim through the Singapore river, and it came true in ten years, but the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
building under Dutertewas untainted by corruption. He lived in a small house and ran the city well. H
building under Duterte
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
was untainted by corruption. He lived in a small house and ran the city well. He was described as someone who could be the Lee Kuan Yew of the Philippines. You would think that he would jump at such a suggestion. Instead, he refused it and said he... Read more
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The Hindu
MRR/CHENNAI TODAYFOR SEPTEMBER 16 (FRIDAY) FOR CHENNAI CITY FOR PAGE 4Rd., Alwarpet, 6.45 p.m. Tamil Nadu - Singapore Natpooravu Kazhagam: Presentat
MRR/CHENNAI TODAYFOR SEPTEMBER 16 (FRIDAY) FOR CHENNAI CITY FOR PAGE 4
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
Rd., Alwarpet, 6.45 p.m. Tamil Nadu - Singapore Natpooravu Kazhagam: Presentation of Singapore Thamizh Kavalar award and Lee-Kuan-Yew birthday celebrations, G. Umapathy Kalai Arangam, Anna Salai, 5.30 p.m. Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Revised framework to entrench the Elected Presidency proposedconstitutional or legal weight to the advice of the CPA. NO TIMELINE FOR PROPO
Revised framework to entrench the Elected Presidency proposed
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
constitutional or legal weight to the advice of the CPA. NO TIMELINE FOR PROPOSED FRAMEWORK Quoting then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in 1984, the White Paper also pointed out the importance for governments in power to have the flexibility to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Commentary: Duterte's style reminiscent of Lee Kuan Yew's | Business Features, The Philippine Starin addressing crime. The administrative move to pave the way for a smooth econ
Commentary: Duterte's style reminiscent of Lee Kuan Yew's | Business Features, The Philippine Star
Pilipino Star / Posted 12 days ago
in addressing crime. The administrative move to pave the way for a smooth economy should be likened to the strategy of Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore when he initially rid the country of graft and corruption and installed public services. He also... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Intelligently courageous’ Duterte can be Asean leader—analystbloc. “Wala kasing leader ang Asean eh. When (Ferdinand) Marcos was there, ala
‘Intelligently courageous’ Duterte can be Asean leader—analyst
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
bloc. “Wala kasing leader ang Asean eh. When (Ferdinand) Marcos was there, alam mo si (former Singapore Prime Minister) Lee Kuan Yew, hindi ‘yan makasingit kay Marcos. Ngayon walang leader eh. Time natin ngayon. I-timing natin ngayon na by... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Fatimah: Use phonics method to teach kids with reading problemunderstand how to help their children. “They (parents and teachers) have to kn
Fatimah: Use phonics method to teach kids with reading problem
The Borneo Post / Posted 14 days ago
understand how to help their children. “They (parents and teachers) have to know and understand how to help them because children with dyslexia can also be successful, like Albert Einstein or the late Lee Kuan Yew (former Singapore prime minis... Read more
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The Temasek Review
The honourable children of Nantah, and the worms « Life Stories « Opinion « TR EMERITUSthe length of the list would shock the non-Chinese educated Singaporeans. In a
The honourable children of Nantah, and the worms « Life Stories « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 15 days ago
the length of the list would shock the non-Chinese educated Singaporeans. In an act of aggravated political vandalism, Lee Kuan Yew in the 1980s demolished the Nantah campus. Out of political expediency, Lee had to grudgingly keep the iconic... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Elected Presidency, Like NCMP and NMP, A Distraction from Real Democratic Reform « Media « Snippets « TR EMERITUSthis Government will have some of its powers checked.” The truth was not quite
Elected Presidency, Like NCMP and NMP, A Distraction from Real Democratic Reform « Media « Snippets « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 16 days ago
this Government will have some of its powers checked.” The truth was not quite as noble. Instead, many saw the move as Mr Lee Kuan Yew ensuring that Mr Goh, as the new prime minister, would not run off with the horse, so to speak. Following the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Remembering an Ad-Hoc ConferenceLee Kuan Yew was the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he governed Singapor
Remembering an Ad-Hoc Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
Lee Kuan Yew was the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he governed Singapore from 1959-1990. In January 1966, he visited Nigeria as part of the Commonwealth delegation to discuss Rhodesia unilateral declarations of independence. Southern Rhodesia... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singaporeans need to ask if ‘real power’ should be given to President: ShanmugamBut Mr Shanmugam said it is “unlikely” that it will do away with an elected pre
Singaporeans need to ask if ‘real power’ should be given to President: Shanmugam
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
But Mr Shanmugam said it is “unlikely” that it will do away with an elected presidency. Quoting former prime ministers Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong, as well as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Shanmugam said the President “can only have... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Review of Elected Presidency: Commission proposes tighter eligibility criteria for candidatesbillion guarantee on all bank deposits in Singapore, to be backed by Singapore’
Review of Elected Presidency: Commission proposes tighter eligibility criteria for candidates
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
billion guarantee on all bank deposits in Singapore, to be backed by Singapore’s reserves. In 1999, then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew had given a S$150 billion figure as the size of the reserves. In absolute terms, the Commission said more... Read more
18d
Inquirier.net
Southeast Asia’s leaders in global spotlightex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong,
Southeast Asia’s leaders in global spotlight
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 64, son of Singapore’s late founding father Lee Kuan Yew, has been at the helm of the affluent nation since 2004. The People’s Action Party that he leads won a fresh... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malta’s lack of visionbeing hijacked by politicians and corrupted. Singapore, with its long-term vis
Malta’s lack of vision
Times of Malta / Posted 18 days ago
being hijacked by politicians and corrupted. Singapore, with its long-term vision, created and overseen by a great leader, Lee Kuan Yew, has had vision in spades. Malta has not. All the evidence points in one direction. Countries with higher... Read more
19d
Channel NewsAsia
Consensus, but no path-breaking plan to revive global growth at the G20economies‎ are not well represented," said Associate Professor and Co-Director
Consensus, but no path-breaking plan to revive global growth at the G20
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
economies‎ are not well represented," said Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Tan Khee Giap, referring to China's preference for engagement at platforms like the... Read more
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BBC News
What's the point of Asean?former foreign minister Ali Alatas did in the 1980s and 1990s. There is no-one
What's the point of Asean?
BBC News / Posted 19 days ago
former foreign minister Ali Alatas did in the 1980s and 1990s. There is no-one now to match the charisma of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad. Its supporters often cite Asean's usefulness as a forum that brings regional... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Tan Jee Say on his encounters with the late SR Nathan « Life Stories « Opinion « TR EMERITUS. I was amused when I received a telephone call from him in his new role. He t
Tan Jee Say on his encounters with the late SR Nathan « Life Stories « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 20 days ago
. I was amused when I received a telephone call from him in his new role. He told me that he had just had lunch with PM Lee Kuan Yew who had suggested that he persuaded me to work with him to transform the Straits Times. He invited me to... Read more
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The Manila Times
Criminality, democracy and the weak stateprogress. During this transition period, Orderism would temper and restrict de
Criminality, democracy and the weak state
The Manila Times / Posted 22 days ago
progress. During this transition period, Orderism would temper and restrict democratic practice, since—as Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew preached—“[t]he exuberance of democracy leads to undisciplined and disorderly conditions . . . inimical to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Asean should change to stay relevant’are effective in promoting a “people-centered Asean”. During the second panel
‘Asean should change to stay relevant’
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
are effective in promoting a “people-centered Asean”. During the second panel discussion, Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS), saw the need for more honest discussions... Read more
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The Hindu
New ease of doing business measure recasts state ranksA broad measure of ease of doing business in Indian states was announced today
New ease of doing business measure recasts state ranks
The Hindu / Posted 23 days ago
A broad measure of ease of doing business in Indian states was announced today here at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and it has given 21 major states entirely different ranks to the only other previous measure of this sort, the World... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Maharashtra tops ACI’s Ease of Doing Business Index, UP worst performerbeen ranked last among Indian states for ease of doing business index by the As
Maharashtra tops ACI’s Ease of Doing Business Index, UP worst performer
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 23 days ago
been ranked last among Indian states for ease of doing business index by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. While UP’s ranking is bad advertisement for Akhilesh Yadav’s government,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Maharashtra emerges as top performer in overall competitiveness: Studystate in 2016, according to the annual report released on Friday by the Asia Co
Maharashtra emerges as top performer in overall competitiveness: Study
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 23 days ago
state in 2016, according to the annual report released on Friday by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The ACI ranked select Indian states based on the criteria of macroeconomic stability,... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Will CCL come to a complete standstill? « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSintent on increasing the population to 6.9 million and beyond, there will clear
Will CCL come to a complete standstill? « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 23 days ago
intent on increasing the population to 6.9 million and beyond, there will clearly be worse breakdowns on CCL akan datang. Lee Kuan Yew had also confirmed the current population wasn’t within the planning parameters. In 2007, when Singapore’s... Read more
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The Hindu
Maharashtra, Delhi, TN most economically competitiveoutcomes in the “governments and institutional setting” criterion. The ACI, wh
Maharashtra, Delhi, TN most economically competitive
The Hindu / Posted 23 days ago
outcomes in the “governments and institutional setting” criterion. The ACI, which is one of several centres within the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in the National University of Singapore ranked states based on the criteria of... Read more
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The Economic Times
Maharashtra emerges top performer in overall competitivenessThe findings and general recommendations were made public today at Singapore. T
Maharashtra emerges top performer in overall competitiveness
The Economic Times / Posted 23 days ago
The findings and general recommendations were made public today at Singapore. The ACI is one of the research wings of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. "This has been an annual exercise for the... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Bangladesh government finalising framework to develop capacities of local government institutionsZila Parishads, Upazila Parishads and Union Parishads would be brought under th
Bangladesh government finalising framework to develop capacities of local government institutions
Bdnews24.com / Posted 24 days ago
Zila Parishads, Upazila Parishads and Union Parishads would be brought under the framework. Prof Dr John Vong of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, who is also leading a three-member consultancy team, made a presentation on... Read more
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The Manila Times
Purisima joins Milken Institute as Asia fellowformer Indonesian ambassador to the United States; and Kotaro Tamura, former Ja
Purisima joins Milken Institute as Asia fellow
The Manila Times / Posted 24 days ago
former Indonesian ambassador to the United States; and Kotaro Tamura, former Japanese senator and adjunct professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore. “I am thrilled to welcome Cesar to our team,” said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lee Kuan Yew, Deng Xiaoping - Can We Find a Leader Who Can Help Liberia As These Two Helped Their Countries?attitude and behavior. This change, he said, will enable our country to take t
Lee Kuan Yew, Deng Xiaoping - Can We Find a Leader Who Can Help Liberia As These Two Helped Their Countries?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
attitude and behavior. This change, he said, will enable our country to take the "Great Leap Forward" in the same way Lee Kuan Yew and Deng Xiaoping of Singapore and China, respectively, did it for their countries. The two, because of their... Read more
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Pilipino Star
The firefightersthe forum, apparently referring to Duterte’s 92 percent national trust ratings,
The firefighters
Pilipino Star / Posted 26 days ago
the forum, apparently referring to Duterte’s 92 percent national trust ratings, and citing comparisons with Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew. Asked when the vicious drug war might stop, Andanar replied, “Until our streets are given back to our... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN chief Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from NUScourse, the troops of many nations secured our freedom.” According to Public O
UN chief Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from NUS
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 26 days ago
course, the troops of many nations secured our freedom.” According to Public Orator Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, one of Mr Ban's key accomplishments was to secure a strong global consensus to act... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Move over, Merlionhad disappeared from Singapore by the 1970s, as rubbish, farm waste and sewage
Move over, Merlion
Namibia Economist / Posted 26 days ago
had disappeared from Singapore by the 1970s, as rubbish, farm waste and sewage clogged its few short rivers. But in 1977 Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s independence leader, ordained a clean-up, as part of his vision to turn Singapore into a “garden... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Singapore Succession a Troubling IssueParty rise to rule the country. It is a country that since its modern founding
Singapore Succession a Troubling Issue
Asia Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
Party rise to rule the country. It is a country that since its modern founding has only known three leaders, two of them Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of the modern nation and his son and another, Goh Chok Tong, considered to have been a place filler... Read more
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Rappler
ASEAN journalists express concern over PH's extrajudicial killingscalling him the “most popular president in the world” adding that at least one
ASEAN journalists express concern over PH's extrajudicial killings
Rappler / Posted 26 days ago
calling him the “most popular president in the world” adding that at least one local broadsheet coined Duterte the “Lee Kuan Yew of this country.” “When he speaks conventionally he just expresses what he feels,” Andanar said. “It reflects... Read more
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Business Insider
China has all but ended the charade of a peaceful riseChinese ire when it is seen as betraying the Chinese cause, not just Beijing’s
China has all but ended the charade of a peaceful rise
Business Insider / Posted 26 days ago
Chinese ire when it is seen as betraying the Chinese cause, not just Beijing’s interests. The elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew did this in 2009 by appealing to Washington to remain in Asia. “The size of China makes it impossible for the... Read more
27d
asianage
Enterprising Indians and Mother Teresaat all. They yearned to be part of the spectacle of a “world-famous” (a favouri
Enterprising Indians and Mother Teresa
asianage / Posted 27 days ago
at all. They yearned to be part of the spectacle of a “world-famous” (a favourite Indian description) man’s funeral. Lee Kuan Yew believed the thousands who flocked to Jawaharlal Nehru’s rallies didn’t understand what he said “but thought to... Read more
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The Temasek Review
A poignant tribute to ex-President Ong Teng Cheong « Opinion « TR EMERITUSfinal say on such matters. There is no quarrel about according a State Funeral
A poignant tribute to ex-President Ong Teng Cheong « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 27 days ago
final say on such matters. There is no quarrel about according a State Funeral to SR Nathan but that the wife of former PM Lee Kuan Yew (the mother of PM Lee Hsien Loong) was given a State Funeral upon her death is in the mind of discerning... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Many investors see Duterte as the Philippines’ Lee Kuan Yewthe generally bullish sentiments of businesspeople, who are optimistic about th
Many investors see Duterte as the Philippines’ Lee Kuan Yew
Pilipino Star / Posted 27 days ago
the generally bullish sentiments of businesspeople, who are optimistic about the Philippines’ future under the iron-fisted, Lee Kuan Yew-style governance of President Rody Duterte. During his heyday, Singapore statesman Lee Kuan Yew also often... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
LKY and RRDsent me days ago a video clip of an interview by BBC’s Tim Sebastian over Hardt
LKY and RRD
Manila Standard Today / Posted 28 days ago
sent me days ago a video clip of an interview by BBC’s Tim Sebastian over Hardtalk. The interviewee was the legendary Lee Kuan Yew, by that time all of 74 years old. Asked about the number of drug dealers killed in Singapore during the many... Read more
29d
The Telegraph
An astute innocentskill, I wondered if the recommendation by someone I had never met was another
An astute innocent
The Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
skill, I wondered if the recommendation by someone I had never met was another ploy to thwart my Sikkim coverage. Like Lee Kuan Yew, Nathan wanted to foster Singapore-India ties. Conscious of India's towering proximity, he was worried in 2007... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
It's About Time Buhari Courted Private Sectorlips. So far, there is hardly any blueprint in place to achieving the much-talk
It's About Time Buhari Courted Private Sector
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
lips. So far, there is hardly any blueprint in place to achieving the much-talked about diversification of the economy. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister and by all accounts one of the greatest visionaries who ever walked on this... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Incremental progress is not enough ; a metamorphosis is needed : Modiis a collective opening of our minds, to let in new global perspectives: He hai
Incremental progress is not enough ; a metamorphosis is needed : Modi
Central Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
is a collective opening of our minds, to let in new global perspectives: He hailed the first Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew as one of the greatest reformers and administrators of present times saying “he transformed Singapore to what it... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful RiseChinese ire when it’s seen as betraying the Chinese cause, not just Beijing’s i
Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful Rise
Asia Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
Chinese ire when it’s seen as betraying the Chinese cause, not just Beijing’s interests. The elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew did this in 2009 by appealing to Washington to remain in Asia. “The size of China makes it impossible for the... Read more
30d
Channel NewsAsia
Singapore bids farewell to former President S R NathanSingapore's then-infant Foreign Ministry "from a no-class Ministry to a first-c
Singapore bids farewell to former President S R Nathan
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 30 days ago
Singapore's then-infant Foreign Ministry "from a no-class Ministry to a first-class one" in two years. Then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had given him a mandate: transform the Ministry into a first-class one in two years, or have it closed down and... Read more
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New Kerala
Singapore Deputy PM holds meeting with PM Modi - newkerala.com #110173the bilateral relations. Prime Minister Modi had visited Singapore earlier in
Singapore Deputy PM holds meeting with PM Modi - newkerala.com #110173
New Kerala / Posted 30 days ago
the bilateral relations. Prime Minister Modi had visited Singapore earlier in 2015 to attend the State Funeral of Lee Kuan Yew on 29 March. His participation in the funeral along with the declaration of the funeral day as a day of mourning... Read more
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