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The Star
Teen blogger Amos Yee to claim trial to eight chargeswhen he uploaded an expletive-laden video on March 27 last year, four days afte
Teen blogger Amos Yee to claim trial to eight charges
The Star / Posted 23 hours ago
when he uploaded an expletive-laden video on March 27 last year, four days after the death of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. He later also posted an obscene image on his blog. He was convicted on May 12 last year and sentenced on July... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
3 children policy, best for PHLa rich Southeast Asian nation, began to prosper when her first strongman, a dis
3 children policy, best for PHL
Zamboanga Today / Posted yesterday
a rich Southeast Asian nation, began to prosper when her first strongman, a disciplinarian, President Lee Kuan Yew, imposed strictly a population control policy. Industries began to pop up by foreign and Singaporean investors.... Read more
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The Atlantic
How the World Worksof the world. About politics there is more debate: with the rise of Asian econo
How the World Works
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
of the world. About politics there is more debate: with the rise of Asian economies some Asian political leaders, notably Lee Kuan Yew, of Singapore, and several cautious figures in Japan, have in effect been saying that Rousseau's political... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Being 'too educated' about insurance could lead to 'overconsumption': Expertshealthcare sector. "Insurance sometimes creates the so-called moral hazard of o
Being 'too educated' about insurance could lead to 'overconsumption': Experts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
healthcare sector. "Insurance sometimes creates the so-called moral hazard of overconsumption,” said healthcare economist, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy's Associate Professor Phua Kai Hong. “That is a worldwide phenomenon and I don't think... Read more
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Pilipino Star
What other people think of Dutertescratch below the surface, you will see that this guy really understands what’s
What other people think of Duterte
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
scratch below the surface, you will see that this guy really understands what’s happening,” Heydarian added. Not Trump and Lee Kuan Yew but maybe better, Heydarian further stressed. It’s wrong to compare Duterte to Donald Trump because unlike the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Dutertes of the worldbehind them is the prerequisite. One lesson from the most successful, non-tradi
Dutertes of the world
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
behind them is the prerequisite. One lesson from the most successful, non-traditional and benign dictator, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, is that progress of a country depends much on the leader but more on its people. Things work by a combination... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Singaporean Who Defied Boycott on Israel Visits the Holy Landsaid. “We had lots of trouble, and Israel was in the center of it, actually.”
Singaporean Who Defied Boycott on Israel Visits the Holy Land
The Jewish Press / Posted 6 days ago
said. “We had lots of trouble, and Israel was in the center of it, actually.” The founding prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, revealed in his autobiography how Israel had been instrumental in creating the Singapore Armed Forces.... Read more
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The New Statesman
The Tory civil warbut some Chinese officials question what the US is doing there, given that it i
The Tory civil war
The New Statesman / Posted 6 days ago
but some Chinese officials question what the US is doing there, given that it is not an Asian power. One answer is that, as Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore used to say, the region needs China economically but also needs the US strategically to maintain a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore-Russia ties extend beyond economic sphereand in Southeast Asia, where ASEAN has welcomed Russia as a dialogue partner.
Singapore-Russia ties extend beyond economic sphere
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
and in Southeast Asia, where ASEAN has welcomed Russia as a dialogue partner. "My father, (founding) Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, believed that Russia would play a major role in world affairs," Mr Lee said. "So when I was a teenager, he... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
What NAC did helped raise awareness: Book of the Year winner Sonny Liewangles, the clarity that you get if you just focus on one or two people. Of cou
What NAC did helped raise awareness: Book of the Year winner Sonny Liew
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
angles, the clarity that you get if you just focus on one or two people. Of course you can stop that focusing on just Lee Kuan Yew, Lim Chin Siong, and Charlie Chan and his friend, but I think that's the kind of sacrifice you have to make in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
'Good thing' NAC did what they did: Book of the Year winner Sonny Liewangles, the clarity that you get if you just focus on one or two people. Of cou
'Good thing' NAC did what they did: Book of the Year winner Sonny Liew
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
angles, the clarity that you get if you just focus on one or two people. Of course you can stop that focusing on just Lee Kuan Yew, Lim Chin Siong, and Charlie Chan and his friend, but I think that's the kind of sacrifice you have to make in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Marcos likely loss in Philippines setback for political revivaland his supporters are unlikely to accept defeat given the "razor-thin margin,"
Marcos likely loss in Philippines setback for political revival
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
and his supporters are unlikely to accept defeat given the "razor-thin margin," said Eduardo Araral, vice-dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. "The funny thing about Marcos is he accepted Duterte's win and now he... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
PM Lee to make first bilateral visit to Russia2013 when he attended the G20 Summit in St Petersburg. The last bilateral visi
PM Lee to make first bilateral visit to Russia
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
2013 when he attended the G20 Summit in St Petersburg. The last bilateral visit at this level was by then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who visited the then-USSR in 1990. In the Russian capital, Mr Lee will meet with Prime Minister Dmitry... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Clark and Intramurosassignment fulfilling. Arnel’s life story is even more inspiring from informal
Clark and Intramuros
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
assignment fulfilling. Arnel’s life story is even more inspiring from informal settler to Harvard. Marco trained at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Administration and his youthful enthusiasm is simply awesome. Arnel has launched a very big... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Defenders of 'kiasu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yinthat Parliament is boring, and that's why they don't tune in to hear Parliament
Defenders of 'kiasu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
that Parliament is boring, and that's why they don't tune in to hear Parliamentary speeches. And it made me think about how Lee Kuan Yew was a lot of things, but he was never boring. That was because he spoke with so much conviction and ambition and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Defenders of 'kiausu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yinthat Parliament is boring, and that's why they don't tune in to hear Parliament
Defenders of 'kiausu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
that Parliament is boring, and that's why they don't tune in to hear Parliamentary speeches. And it made me think about how Lee Kuan Yew was a lot of things, but he was never boring. That was because he spoke with so much conviction and ambition and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore signs anti-corruption declarationdown to four factors: Inheriting a “clean and working” system from the British
Singapore signs anti-corruption declaration
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
down to four factors: Inheriting a “clean and working” system from the British colonial government; founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team’s determination to keep the Government clean and incorruptible; strong political will to... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Bukit Batok By Election –The inexplicable happened again « Opinion « TR EMERITUSevery academics, pundits and political watchers in Singapore. It was too good t
Bukit Batok By Election –The inexplicable happened again « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 14 days ago
every academics, pundits and political watchers in Singapore. It was too good to be true. The only new variable was the Lee Kuan Yew effect. But this would not cause such a huge swing of votes, across the board to the PAP. It was unbelievable... Read more
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The China Post
Singapore: colonial heritage, cool modern architecture, foodbeing thrown out of the Malaysian federation. Back then there was no telling wh
Singapore: colonial heritage, cool modern architecture, food
The China Post / Posted 14 days ago
being thrown out of the Malaysian federation. Back then there was no telling what the future held; the nation's founder Lee Kuan Yew reportedly cried as he announced the split. But Singapore has emerged as one of Asia's most prosperous,... Read more
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Daily Record
Singapore: colonial heritage, modern architecture, memorable foodbeing thrown out of the Malaysian federation. Back then there was no telling wh
Singapore: colonial heritage, modern architecture, memorable food
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
being thrown out of the Malaysian federation. Back then there was no telling what the future held; the nation’s founder, Lee Kuan Yew, reportedly cried as he announced the split. But Singapore has emerged as one of Asia’s most prosperous,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Heng Swee Keat out of surgery; in ICU after stroke1997 and 2000, Mr Heng served in the Prime Minister's Office as the Principal P
Heng Swee Keat out of surgery; in ICU after stroke
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
1997 and 2000, Mr Heng served in the Prime Minister's Office as the Principal Private Secretary to the then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Heng has also served in various other positions in the Singapore Civil Service, including in the Singapore... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Heng Swee Keat suffers stroke during Cabinet meeting1997 and 2000, Mr Heng served in the Prime Minister's Office as the Principal P
Heng Swee Keat suffers stroke during Cabinet meeting
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
1997 and 2000, Mr Heng served in the Prime Minister's Office as the Principal Private Secretary to the then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Heng has also served in various other positions in the Singapore Civil Service, including in the Singapore... Read more
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New Kerala
Answer to Nepal's power woes lies in Koshi basin - newkerala.com #62462Electricity can be a major revenue earner for the country," said Asit K. Biswas
Answer to Nepal's power woes lies in Koshi basin - newkerala.com #62462
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
Electricity can be a major revenue earner for the country," said Asit K. Biswas of the Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. "Instead, Nepal currently imports electricity from India to supplement... Read more
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The Manila Times
IMF: Bribery eats up 2% of global economyacross cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to addr
IMF: Bribery eats up 2% of global economy
The Manila Times / Posted 14 days ago
across cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to address it, she said. The late Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew “was very effective in both signalling a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and building competent... Read more
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Spot.ph
Dear President Dutertetheir point. When you’re starving you can’t eat democracy. China gets along per
Dear President Duterte
Spot.ph / Posted 14 days ago
their point. When you’re starving you can’t eat democracy. China gets along perfectly well without a democratic process. Lee Kuan Yew forced the people of Singapore to give up some freedoms but made them prosperous and content. After all, it’s... Read more
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The Financial Express
Bribery eats up 2 per cent of global economy, says IMFacross cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to addr
Bribery eats up 2 per cent of global economy, says IMF
The Financial Express / Posted 14 days ago
across cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to address it, she said. The late Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew “was very effective in both signalling a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and building competent... Read more
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TheBull
IMF: Bribery eats up 2% of global economyacross cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to addr
IMF: Bribery eats up 2% of global economy
TheBull / Posted 15 days ago
across cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to address it, she said. The late Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew "was very effective in both signalling a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and building competent... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Bribery eats up 2% of global economy: IMFacross cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to addr
Bribery eats up 2% of global economy: IMF
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
across cultures, and countries with diverse backgrounds have found ways to address it, she said. The late Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew "was very effective in both signalling a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and building competent... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore Book Awards: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye wins Book of the Yearduring the formative years of Singapore’s modern history, features personalitie
Singapore Book Awards: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye wins Book of the Year
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
during the formative years of Singapore’s modern history, features personalities such as Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, opposition politician Lim Chin Siong and events such as 1987’s Operation Spectrum and the Hock Lee bus... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
PM Lee sends condolences to family of the late Lee Seng Geeopportunities for socially disadvantaged individuals, and strengthened families
PM Lee sends condolences to family of the late Lee Seng Gee
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
opportunities for socially disadvantaged individuals, and strengthened families." PM Lee also recounted how his father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, described the late Dr Lee's father, Mr Lee Kong Chian as a "respected member of the community not just because... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Singapore’s Opposition Figurehead Trounced Againpublic estates of delays in upgrading their digs if they cast inconveniently in
Singapore’s Opposition Figurehead Trounced Again
Asia Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
public estates of delays in upgrading their digs if they cast inconveniently incorrect votes. Goh Chok Tong, who succeeded Lee Kuan Yew as prime minister from 1990 to 2004, once threatened to turn constituencies into slums if they didn’t vote for... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Bruneian minister to visit Singapore as 53rd Lee Kuan Yew Exchange FellowMinister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin Ha
Bruneian minister to visit Singapore as 53rd Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin Haji Umar will visit the Republic as the 53rd Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow from Monday (May 9) to Friday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). In a press release... Read more
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Rappler
Singapore ruling party retakes seat in by-electionvictory in last September's general election, which saw the party take 70% of v
Singapore ruling party retakes seat in by-election
Rappler / Posted 19 days ago
victory in last September's general election, which saw the party take 70% of votes. Co-founded by late strongman Lee Kuan Yew, the party has governed Singapore continuously since the city-state gained self-rule from Britain in 1959, prior... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Who should we vote for President tomorrow?Leviste Jr. tells me that Duterte’s candidacy may have come from several reader
Who should we vote for President tomorrow?
Pilipino Star / Posted 19 days ago
Leviste Jr. tells me that Duterte’s candidacy may have come from several readers of the book “If the Philippines Had Lee Kuan Yew.” He collected articles and columns on the acknowledged creator of progressive Singapore. Putting together the... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
'Trump of the East' heads for presidencythe capital, and the average setting-up cost was far lower. Davao is one of th
'Trump of the East' heads for presidency
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 21 days ago
the capital, and the average setting-up cost was far lower. Davao is one of the Philippines' "Next Wave" cities, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy said in a report, which cited an estimate that in 2013 there were more than 20,000... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Myanmar’s budding democracythe lush greenery of the surroundings. I wrote in 2002 that “maybe the ruling
Myanmar’s budding democracy
Pilipino Star / Posted 21 days ago
the lush greenery of the surroundings. I wrote in 2002 that “maybe the ruling junta will wake up one morning feeling like Lee Kuan Yew. Any positive shift in the political winds will enable the country to shift from mere survival mode. The country... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
SingPost names Simon Israel as new chairmanLimited, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and Stewardship Asia Centre. He is
SingPost names Simon Israel as new chairman
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
Limited, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and Stewardship Asia Centre. He is a member of the Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Westpac’s Asia Advisory Board. He was formerly the chairman of Asia Pacific... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Lee Wei Ling denies signing petition condemning “character assassination” of CheeSINGAPORE: Dr Lee Wei Ling, the daughter of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Ye
Lee Wei Ling denies signing petition condemning “character assassination” of Chee
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
SINGAPORE: Dr Lee Wei Ling, the daughter of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and sister of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, denied on Thursday (May 5) that she signed a petition which called for a stop to the “character assassination” of Dr Chee... Read more
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Reuters
As mayor, Philippines' 'Trump of the East' wooed businessthe capital, and the average setting-up cost was far lower. Davao is one of th
As mayor, Philippines' 'Trump of the East' wooed business
Reuters / Posted 22 days ago
the capital, and the average setting-up cost was far lower. Davao is one of the Philippines' "Next Wave" cities, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy said in a report, which cited an estimate that in 2013 there were more than 20,000... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Maybe it’ll be better for Ang Hin Kee to shut up now… « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSthe things that Mr Ang said make sense? Absolutely… not. Why? It’s best explai
Maybe it’ll be better for Ang Hin Kee to shut up now… « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 22 days ago
the things that Mr Ang said make sense? Absolutely… not. Why? It’s best explained by Donald Low, Associate Dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Three key points from Donald. First, the fares before the cuts may not have been... Read more
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Zawya
Is Saudi Vision 2030 realistic?Saudi ArabiaLee Kuan Yew, the man behind Singapore's renaissance, once said: "Make the man
Is Saudi Vision 2030 realistic?Saudi Arabia
Zawya / Posted 22 days ago
Lee Kuan Yew, the man behind Singapore's renaissance, once said: "Make the man before anything; secure facilities and services and then make him use them in a clean and civilized manner, and pay attention to the details of everyday life." Similarly,... Read more
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Daily News
Statesman who walked the talkof President Premadasa using the BOI. Many have stated that the era of Presiden
Statesman who walked the talk
Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
of President Premadasa using the BOI. Many have stated that the era of President Premadasa if continued would have led Sri Lanka to a disciplined and industrious nation similar to Singapore which was rebuilt by another great leader, Lee K... Read more
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New Kerala
Noted economist to head Haryana's finance commission - newkerala.com #57166will head the fifth State Finance Commission set up by the Haryana government.
Noted economist to head Haryana's finance commission - newkerala.com #57166
New Kerala / Posted 25 days ago
will head the fifth State Finance Commission set up by the Haryana government. Asher, who was a professorial Fellow of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, since 2012, will head the nine-member commission which will make... Read more
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The Manila Times
New tyrannies, rising inequality threaten fragile civil libertieswhile deliberately abstaining from democracy—and became prosperous. Authoritar
New tyrannies, rising inequality threaten fragile civil liberties
The Manila Times / Posted 26 days ago
while deliberately abstaining from democracy—and became prosperous. Authoritarian advantage? The Singapore strongman, Lee Kuan Yew, habitually argued that political order may claim priority over individual rights. As he told the 18th... Read more
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The Temasek Review
On integrity & hypocrisy & setting bad examples at Bukit Batok By-election « Opinion « TR EMERITUSsome flimsy allegations. Yet these same people have never spoken up against the
On integrity & hypocrisy & setting bad examples at Bukit Batok By-election « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 26 days ago
some flimsy allegations. Yet these same people have never spoken up against the numerous unethical actions committed by Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP against the citizens (including likening us to dogs) and against hundreds of innocents who were... Read more
27d
Rappler
Why autocracies don’t workChung-Hee, who turned poverty-stricken South Korea into an industrial giant, no
Why autocracies don’t work
Rappler / Posted 27 days ago
Chung-Hee, who turned poverty-stricken South Korea into an industrial giant, nor were they an obsessive micro-manager like Lee Kuan Yew (LKY), who turned a middling city-state into a global logistics hub. As leading Filipino economists such as... Read more
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Sun Star
Libre: Lee Kuan Yew ritesMARCH 23, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the l
Libre: Lee Kuan Yew rites
Sun Star / Posted 27 days ago
MARCH 23, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the leader of the founding fathers of Singapore. Community-initiated activities were held throughout the day, including a 2.8-kilometer walk participated in by 600 people... Read more
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The Temasek Review
The very thing LKY dreaded « Letters « TR EMERITUSLee Kuan Yew once said in an interview: “It’s the friendships I made and the cl
The very thing LKY dreaded « Letters « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 27 days ago
Lee Kuan Yew once said in an interview: “It’s the friendships I made and the close family ties I nurtured that have provided me with that sense of satisfaction at a life well lived, and have made me what I am.” Clearly, family ties and relationships... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Progressive culture needed to balance faith with societal changes: Yaacobcultural diversity and criminalising hate speech - a result of good “leadership
Progressive culture needed to balance faith with societal changes: Yaacob
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 28 days ago
cultural diversity and criminalising hate speech - a result of good “leadership” of the likes of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who saw the need to integrate all members of the society, and took pragmatic approaches to do so, according to... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Articles on Lee Kuan Yew in social media « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSdistortions in the minds of some and make some converts to rethink in their bel
Articles on Lee Kuan Yew in social media « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 28 days ago
distortions in the minds of some and make some converts to rethink in their beliefs. The articles appearing in the TRE, ‘Lee Kuan Yew was only human, should not be revered like God’, ‘Hard truth that PM and sis must obey’, ‘Lee Wei Ling kena... Read more
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