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Lee Kuan Yew – The Man and his Legacy

March 17
10:30 2012

~By: Gordon Lee~

First, in 2004, it was the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy within the NUS. Then from 2008, it was the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize. From 2010, it was the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. In 2011, it was the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the new University (SUTD). This month, the Ministry of Education has just announced the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.

At almost 89 years of age, and with a 13% statistical probability of dying within the next year [1], one cannot help but wonder if Lee Kuan Yew is working to build a legacy – his legacy as he sees it.

More importantly, one also wonders if and how the PAP Government and its members are involved in supporting the legacy-building of one of their fellow ComradesWe will look at each of these building blocks of LKY’s legacy in turn.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – 2004

As reported in the Straits Times, “Singapore has set up a new school named after its founding father Lee Kuan Yew… The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy was launched… as part of the state-funded National University of Singapore”[2].

It was reported in 2003 that “the Government is seeking the support of Singaporeans to raise funds for two projects to honour Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew”, one of these projects being the new School. This is even though in all his wisdom, LKY “has often stated his preference not to be feted with honours for his contributions to the country”. In fact, it was left to “Minister without Portfolio Lim Boon Heng and his committee” to raise millions from the public. [3] Yes, a minister of this country (with the support of the Government) raising funds for LKY’s glorification!

A list of donors to the new School include NTUC, PAP Community, and Government-owned companies such as MediaCorp, SPH and DBS Bank [4].

Probably to support the new School of Public Policy, in 2007, the board members of NUS’s Institute of Policy Studies (headed by a certain Prof. Tommy Koh) decided to merge the institute with the School.[5] Goh Chok Tong also stayed on as the patron of the Institute.[6] Today, Tommy Koh and Goh Chok Tong remain in the Institute, supporting the good work which the Institute does within its parent LKY School[7][8]. They are also supported by board member Janadas Devan, who is also Associate Editor of the Government’s Straits Times[9].

Donors to this subsidiary of the LKY School include Temasek Holdings, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, EDB, the Singapore Land Authority and GIC[10]. The chairman of GIC is Lee Hsien Loong, and the senior adviser is LKY himself! [11]

 

Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize – 2008

This prize is solely sponsored by the Singapore Millennium Foundation, which was set up and is funded by Temasek Holdings – the latter has a mandate to invest public money.[12]

This prize is also supported by organisations such as the LKY School of Public Policy, EDB, HDB, LTA, MCYS, MICA, MFA, and the list goes on.[13]

Lending a hand is DPM Teo Chee Hean, who chairs the prize council and decides how to award $1.5m of Temasek’s (our?) money.[14]

 

Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize – 2010

This prize is organised by the URA and a centre jointly established by two ministries.[15] The sole sponsor of the prize is Keppel Corporation, whose chairman is ex-Minister Lee Boon Yang (who also happens to be the chairman of SPH).[16] The largest shareholder of Keppel Corporation is Temasek Holdings.[17]

Helping out as Chairman of the Prize Council is ex-Minister S. Dhanabalan (who is also chairman of Temasek holdings). The Dean of the LKY School also helps out as Chairman of the Nominating Committee for the LKY World City Prize[18].

 

Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities – 2011

The LKY Centre is established within the new publicly-funded Singapore University of Technology and Design – which is supported by the Government at $3 for every $1 raised.[19] The University will accept its first intake of students this year.

Advising the LKY Centre are Singapore’s Ambassador to the US, Chan Heng Chee, and Professor of the LKY School, Peter Ho Hak Ean.[20]

 

Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism – 2012

LKY himself contributed $12m towards establishing the LKY Fund. The Government is also contributing up to $50m towards the LKY Fund, and Minister Heng Swee Keat has “volunteered” to chair the board of the LKY Fund.[21]

The question at the end of the day is this — to what extent should the Government support (directly or indirectly) the legacy-building of PAP MP Lee Kuan Yew?

 
  • traveller

    MM Lee is a giant among men; like a God that walks on water. No world leader can ever accomplish what he has done in his lifetime. Even Mahatma Gandhi & Nelson Mandela pale next to MM Lee.
     
    Other than MM Lee's achievements post-independence, it is crucial to remember how he saved Singaporeans during the Jap Occupation. On 12 Sept 1943, MM Lee & President Nathan who both happen to work in the Kempaitai (Jap secret police) at that time, discovered a plot by the Japs to massacre 200,000 Singaporeans. MM Lee & Nathan then used their connections to help these 200,000 Singaporeans escape to Malaysia, and to provide them with tapioca, water & medication for survival. His contributions will never be forgotten.

  • traveller

    MM Lee is a giant among men; like a God that walks on water. No world leader can ever accomplish what he has done in his lifetime. Even Mahatma Gandhi & Nelson Mandela pale next to MM Lee.
     
    Other than MM Lee's achievements post-independence, it is crucial to remember how he saved Singaporeans during the Jap Occupation. On 12 Sept 1943, MM Lee & President Nathan who both happen to work in the Kempaitai (Jap secret police) at that time, discovered a plot by the Japs to massacre 200,000 Singaporeans. MM Lee & Nathan then used their connections to help these 200,000 Singaporeans escape to Malaysia, and to provide them with tapioca, water & medication for survival. His contributions will never be forgotten.

  • tembusu

    A candle in a small room appears to be brighter,  but hardly illuminating in a forest!!!
    Please, have a sense of proportion when comparing a person to truly GREAT men of universal stature.
     

  • tembusu

    A candle in a small room appears to be brighter,  but hardly illuminating in a forest!!!
    Please, have a sense of proportion when comparing a person to truly GREAT men of universal stature.
     

  • Lye Khuen Way

    Traveller 's tale  of 1943 Sept 12 is an eye opener ! I need to search for collaboration ……..

  • Lye Khuen Way

    Traveller 's tale  of 1943 Sept 12 is an eye opener ! I need to search for collaboration ……..

  • Robert Teh

    Honesty, integrity of character, leadership by virtue and personal example, are the true qualities of great leaders. What are LKY's contributions? PAPigulating of laws and regulations like GRC, ISA, and control delusions to ensure he stays in power. The result, is use of power to get what he wants through power and not consent or wishes of power from fixing and PAPiteering of public services, hoarding of taxes by witholding public services to people, legalized corruptions, through use of power to reward themselves cronyism, losses of billions on overseas projects to benefit the foreigners. Today, citizens are divided into rich and poor, elites and non-elites with a system of capitalism that cause citizens to struggle their whole lives without retirements that keep the rich and the elites to claim his legacy of success. What is new?

  • Robert Teh

    Honesty, integrity of character, leadership by virtue and personal example, are the true qualities of great leaders. What are LKY's contributions? PAPigulating of laws and regulations like GRC, ISA, and control delusions to ensure he stays in power. The result, is use of power to get what he wants through power and not consent or wishes of power from fixing and PAPiteering of public services, hoarding of taxes by witholding public services to people, legalized corruptions, through use of power to reward themselves cronyism, losses of billions on overseas projects to benefit the foreigners. Today, citizens are divided into rich and poor, elites and non-elites with a system of capitalism that cause citizens to struggle their whole lives without retirements that keep the rich and the elites to claim his legacy of success. What is new?

  • Libran

    One man's vanity and self aggrandisement will prove to be the undoing of Singapore's achievement. The GDP growth at all cost will bring Singapore down in the final analysis. Are we still a nation, or a business owned by the PAP? Just take a look at the flood of foreigners into our tiny island, competing for jobs, for housing, for transportation, for health services, and forming enclaves.

  • Libran

    One man's vanity and self aggrandisement will prove to be the undoing of Singapore's achievement. The GDP growth at all cost will bring Singapore down in the final analysis. Are we still a nation, or a business owned by the PAP? Just take a look at the flood of foreigners into our tiny island, competing for jobs, for housing, for transportation, for health services, and forming enclaves.

  • Revered Mr. Lee Kuan Yew is everything Singapore

    The name Lee Kuan Yew is immortalised in the history of modern Singapore, undoubtedly.
    The legacies mentioned above by themselves would not mark the true leagacy of this amazing man who must be the "Man of the century" and more.
    In seriousness, I would urge the Government to replace the name of Sentosa Island to "Lee Kuan Yew" to complete the immortalisation of this Great Man of our time.
    Thank you.

  • Revered Mr. Lee Kuan Yew is everything Singapore

    The name Lee Kuan Yew is immortalised in the history of modern Singapore, undoubtedly.
    The legacies mentioned above by themselves would not mark the true leagacy of this amazing man who must be the "Man of the century" and more.
    In seriousness, I would urge the Government to replace the name of Sentosa Island to "Lee Kuan Yew" to complete the immortalisation of this Great Man of our time.
    Thank you.

  • The modern sage

    @traveller
    I second…no doube Lee Kuan Yew is the Greatest Man of modern times.

  • The modern sage

    @traveller
    I second…no doube Lee Kuan Yew is the Greatest Man of modern times.

  • Sgistoocrowded

    @traveller
    can you don't make up stories? I have done research regarding mr lee's early life.. There is no proof or evidence about him saving 200 000 people from a massacre. 

  • Sgistoocrowded

    @traveller
    can you don't make up stories? I have done research regarding mr lee's early life.. There is no proof or evidence about him saving 200 000 people from a massacre. 

  • Kwa Lee Bor

    lky

    If your your ministers, mp, rc n grassroots leaders reading this,
    I want to wish u a retirement in future.

    Sooner the better.

    Your fan
    Yam Tam Mee
    Interpreter

  • Kwa Lee Bor

    lky

    If your your ministers, mp, rc n grassroots leaders reading this,
    I want to wish u a retirement in future.

    Sooner the better.

    Your fan
    Yam Tam Mee
    Interpreter

  • View Finder

    For a man who had HUMBLY (?) "stated his preference not to be feted with honours for his contributions to the country”, what would one make of these awards? Wasn't Shakespeare who said, ""The lady doth protest too much, methinks." The self glorification, by any means, is blinding!

  • View Finder

    For a man who had HUMBLY (?) "stated his preference not to be feted with honours for his contributions to the country”, what would one make of these awards? Wasn't Shakespeare who said, ""The lady doth protest too much, methinks." The self glorification, by any means, is blinding!

  • Truedirect

    posterity and revered …. every leader would want that .. look at North Korea …

  • Truedirect

    posterity and revered …. every leader would want that .. look at North Korea …

  • hangman

    No one can run away from that other great equilizer of life, history, lets see in the next 50 years what history has to say abt him, his son and the rest of his family. Now anyone can write and say anything they want, but it is really so meaningless to try to draw a lasting conclusion.

  • hangman

    No one can run away from that other great equilizer of life, history, lets see in the next 50 years what history has to say abt him, his son and the rest of his family. Now anyone can write and say anything they want, but it is really so meaningless to try to draw a lasting conclusion.

  • Mike Zeng

    To traveller and Lee Kuen Way……sure or not?

    I’m a septuagenarian and this is the first time I’m reading about the heroic deed of the two. Ditto I’m sure for 99% of S’poreans.

    If it were true, not only Sing but the whole world would have learnt of it. But nothing heard since ages ago as the heroic deeds of the 2 men supposedly happened in 1943!

    It would have been spread by SPH etc like fire and even in history text books in schools etc. Like Schindler’s List, Hollywood would have
    made a movie. LKY and Nathan would be glorified like nobody’s business! But never heard of it till now?

    Show me the proof!

  • Mike Zeng

    To traveller and Lee Kuen Way……sure or not?

    I’m a septuagenarian and this is the first time I’m reading about the heroic deed of the two. Ditto I’m sure for 99% of S’poreans.

    If it were true, not only Sing but the whole world would have learnt of it. But nothing heard since ages ago as the heroic deeds of the 2 men supposedly happened in 1943!

    It would have been spread by SPH etc like fire and even in history text books in schools etc. Like Schindler’s List, Hollywood would have
    made a movie. LKY and Nathan would be glorified like nobody’s business! But never heard of it till now?

    Show me the proof!

  • Legacy of a Fascist

    LKY started of well but 20 years ago he lost the "plot".  Staying in control became his primary objective,  He gave Singapore a First World economy but kept its political system in the Third World.  
    Singapore's development will only be complete after he (and his idiot son LHL) leaves the scene and the PAP become a minority party in Paliament. 

  • Legacy of a Fascist

    LKY started of well but 20 years ago he lost the "plot".  Staying in control became his primary objective,  He gave Singapore a First World economy but kept its political system in the Third World.  
    Singapore's development will only be complete after he (and his idiot son LHL) leaves the scene and the PAP become a minority party in Paliament. 

  • funny traveller

    @ traveller
    Thanks for the joke.
    I laughed so hard that my tummy ache.
    Please excuse me… while I go to the toilet for a quick relief.

  • funny traveller

    @ traveller
    Thanks for the joke.
    I laughed so hard that my tummy ache.
    Please excuse me… while I go to the toilet for a quick relief.

  • My Toes Are Actually Laughing

    Even Mahatma Gandhi & Nelson Mandela pale next to MM Lee – traveller

    You know something. My toes actually laughed at this greatest joke ever written in the history of mankind.

  • My Toes Are Actually Laughing

    Even Mahatma Gandhi & Nelson Mandela pale next to MM Lee – traveller

    You know something. My toes actually laughed at this greatest joke ever written in the history of mankind.

  • Lye Khuen Way

    Mike Zeng , just in case you thought  I was in agreement  with Traveller , let me state clearly  that I was equally dumbfounded to read his tall tale. Yes, if both men were that heoric, am sure there will movie celebrating that 12th Sept  1943 ! The 'Sook Cheng ' part of the Japanese  Occupation occurred in 1942. Was not aware of a sequel in 1943….. By the way, I was born after WWII .

  • Lye Khuen Way

    Mike Zeng , just in case you thought  I was in agreement  with Traveller , let me state clearly  that I was equally dumbfounded to read his tall tale. Yes, if both men were that heoric, am sure there will movie celebrating that 12th Sept  1943 ! The 'Sook Cheng ' part of the Japanese  Occupation occurred in 1942. Was not aware of a sequel in 1943….. By the way, I was born after WWII .

  • Kennai “Sai” w/o GKS

    ingle Some of the Posters here are jus plain silly and nothing but a Balls Carrier.
    I tend to agree that a "Small ,Cheap Candle is sufficient enuff to light a small room", but an expensive small candle certainly cannot be Good enuff or Hardly can managed to lit a forest .
    Don't knw what is so Great about tis Man ? I wuld think GKS was "really the Man behind" that have brought Us here to what it was ( ie upto 2001 ,at least )
    So evidently, it is not performing the same as GKS era!
    Now, Kenna " SAI "  ! 

  • Kennai “Sai” w/o GKS

    ingle Some of the Posters here are jus plain silly and nothing but a Balls Carrier.
    I tend to agree that a "Small ,Cheap Candle is sufficient enuff to light a small room", but an expensive small candle certainly cannot be Good enuff or Hardly can managed to lit a forest .
    Don't knw what is so Great about tis Man ? I wuld think GKS was "really the Man behind" that have brought Us here to what it was ( ie upto 2001 ,at least )
    So evidently, it is not performing the same as GKS era!
    Now, Kenna " SAI "  ! 

  • Brain Turmor

    Like his Son, both "do not like and cannot have Headache ".
    This man is a Brillant at "implementing" laws & regulation " to prevent  or stop "Headaches".

  • Brain Turmor

    Like his Son, both "do not like and cannot have Headache ".
    This man is a Brillant at "implementing" laws & regulation " to prevent  or stop "Headaches".

  • 12 sept 1943

    Traveller, please give the reference to the 12 Sept 1943 great rescue.

  • 12 sept 1943

    Traveller, please give the reference to the 12 Sept 1943 great rescue.

  • S’pore Exports up 30.5%!

    Thanks to PAP's peerless leadership..once again!!
    @Kennai "Sai" w/o GKS
    Wow! macan sai…sound like you served in GKS cabinet?
    Minister of Jamban?
    Thank you

  • S’pore Exports up 30.5%!

    Thanks to PAP's peerless leadership..once again!!
    @Kennai "Sai" w/o GKS
    Wow! macan sai…sound like you served in GKS cabinet?
    Minister of Jamban?
    Thank you

  • No Better Than Teresa Teng

    If LKY wants to be legend,  he should try singing as a career.  Teresa Teng died 18 years ago, and yet her songs are heard everyday over You Tube, etc, by millions all over the world.
    When a politician dies, all his books will gather dust and be placed in a remotest corner of  a library  accessible to lunatics who have got nothing  better to do.
    All the money spent to make LKY a legend should be given to the poor. That would be a far better contribution.

  • No Better Than Teresa Teng

    If LKY wants to be legend,  he should try singing as a career.  Teresa Teng died 18 years ago, and yet her songs are heard everyday over You Tube, etc, by millions all over the world.
    When a politician dies, all his books will gather dust and be placed in a remotest corner of  a library  accessible to lunatics who have got nothing  better to do.
    All the money spent to make LKY a legend should be given to the poor. That would be a far better contribution.

  • PAP Forever

    I shall propose to my beloved PAP as follows:
     
    Upon the passing of our almighty founding prime minister,
     
    The nation of Singapore shall be renamed as "Lee Kuan Yew".
     
    Long Live the PAP!

  • PAP Forever

    I shall propose to my beloved PAP as follows:
     
    Upon the passing of our almighty founding prime minister,
     
    The nation of Singapore shall be renamed as "Lee Kuan Yew".
     
    Long Live the PAP!

  • Jake

    @ traveller. Nice touch ;) Like how Kim Jong Il was born at the foot of Mount Paektu during Kim Il Sung's heroic struggle against Japanese occupation – even though they were actually safely in Russia.

  • Jake

    @ traveller. Nice touch ;) Like how Kim Jong Il was born at the foot of Mount Paektu during Kim Il Sung's heroic struggle against Japanese occupation – even though they were actually safely in Russia.

  • Racism to the UN
  • Racism to the UN
  • Pimps And Prostitues

    " The Nation of Singapore shall be renamed as "Lee Kuan Yew".- PAP Forever

    Ya,  many will leave the country. Only Pimps and Prostitutes will remain.

  • Pimps And Prostitues

    " The Nation of Singapore shall be renamed as "Lee Kuan Yew".- PAP Forever

    Ya,  many will leave the country. Only Pimps and Prostitutes will remain.

  • S’pore Exports up 30.5%

    @No Better than Teresa Teng
    "…given to the poor"….
    But there are hardly any poor in Singapore..of course thanks to LKY and PAP.  The few poor, Workers' Party and SDP can help for their votes…numbers in a few hundreds not more.

  • S’pore Exports up 30.5%

    @No Better than Teresa Teng
    "…given to the poor"….
    But there are hardly any poor in Singapore..of course thanks to LKY and PAP.  The few poor, Workers' Party and SDP can help for their votes…numbers in a few hundreds not more.

  • son of s

    Awsome

  • son of s

    Awsome

  • Sold To The World

    To : S'pore Exports up 30.5%
    Singapore did not only export up 30% . Singapore export the entire country to the world, 2 million foreigners and now a country without an identity and a soul. Thanks to LKY.  A legend? – Tell it to the marines. We are Singaporeans.

  • Sold To The World

    To : S'pore Exports up 30.5%
    Singapore did not only export up 30% . Singapore export the entire country to the world, 2 million foreigners and now a country without an identity and a soul. Thanks to LKY.  A legend? – Tell it to the marines. We are Singaporeans.

  • iSMASHtravellerBAG

     
    traveller17 March 2012

    MM Lee is a giant among men; like a God that walks on water. No world leader can ever accomplish what he has done in his lifetime. Even Mahatma Gandhi & Nelson Mandela pale next to MM Lee.
    …………………….            
    leekingyou walk on water? when he can't even swim?
    you DARED to align him with Moses?
    nelson mandala spent 27 ears in a prison cell and become the prime mister upon his release which also won the world rugby cup in his reign…leekingyou win what for singapoor?
    now want to align leekingyou with matama gandhi?
    matagandhi can take a bullet and die liked a hero
    leekingyou when see pigvirus/sars fled liked a donkey A S S with his whole family….

     

  • iSMASHtravellerBAG

     
    traveller17 March 2012

    MM Lee is a giant among men; like a God that walks on water. No world leader can ever accomplish what he has done in his lifetime. Even Mahatma Gandhi & Nelson Mandela pale next to MM Lee.
    …………………….            
    leekingyou walk on water? when he can't even swim?
    you DARED to align him with Moses?
    nelson mandala spent 27 ears in a prison cell and become the prime mister upon his release which also won the world rugby cup in his reign…leekingyou win what for singapoor?
    now want to align leekingyou with matama gandhi?
    matagandhi can take a bullet and die liked a hero
    leekingyou when see pigvirus/sars fled liked a donkey A S S with his whole family….

     

  • Human

    How do we measure greatness in a man? In the modern era, Nelson Mandela is truly great. Lee Kuan Yew cannot be even mentioned in the same breadth as Mandela. Mandela sacrificed greatly for those he loved, He never gave in to the very human desire to hate his oppressors, to exert revenge, to utilise unseemly alliances. Can we ever say the same of LKY?The truly amazing thing about Mandela, the thing that earns the respect of virtually every reasonable person on this planet, is that he went through everything he did and was able to RISE ABOVE the persecution he had undergone, to provide a shining example of peace and love and finding the good in people no matter how they treated him, no matter what opposing views they held. Not only did he achieve his goals, he inspired countless others, proving that injustice and hatred cannot tame or diminish the human spirit. For his lack of humility  and love of fellow man, no matter their beilefs, colour and creed, LKY will not rise to greatness. History will not judge him kindly. He will be known as someone who accomplished much – but at the expense of his HUMANITY, the one truecharacteristic which distinguishes all great men and women.

  • Human

    How do we measure greatness in a man? In the modern era, Nelson Mandela is truly great. Lee Kuan Yew cannot be even mentioned in the same breadth as Mandela. Mandela sacrificed greatly for those he loved, He never gave in to the very human desire to hate his oppressors, to exert revenge, to utilise unseemly alliances. Can we ever say the same of LKY?The truly amazing thing about Mandela, the thing that earns the respect of virtually every reasonable person on this planet, is that he went through everything he did and was able to RISE ABOVE the persecution he had undergone, to provide a shining example of peace and love and finding the good in people no matter how they treated him, no matter what opposing views they held. Not only did he achieve his goals, he inspired countless others, proving that injustice and hatred cannot tame or diminish the human spirit. For his lack of humility  and love of fellow man, no matter their beilefs, colour and creed, LKY will not rise to greatness. History will not judge him kindly. He will be known as someone who accomplished much – but at the expense of his HUMANITY, the one truecharacteristic which distinguishes all great men and women.

  • babel

    i couldn't agree more with PAP Forever's suggestion that singapore be renamed LeeKuanYew. it is unthinkable to stop at just renaming Sentosa in His name. it just would not do justice to blinding greatness that supasses gandhi and mandela, and dare i say mao and kim, dear contributor Revered. a sprawling bungalow in the heart of town could also be turned into a shrine…? think of it, friends, the aptness of it all.
    one day a week could be set aside for appreciation of Him, after his death. each time, a chapter of the beliefs of life according to Him could be read out and meditated over, to remind us why we should not stray from the path He laid out — the need for hordes of foreigners, the acknowledgement of money and GDP being the only things important in life, the wisdom of jailing political opponents for the sake of the country; the necessity for exorbitant salaries for political leaders; the importance of total obedience and not thinking; the acceptance that sporeans are dummies… 
    we could recall how He saved 200,000 from the japanese who He worked for (huh? you haven't heard of this?!); how He walked on water (dear friends, plse, dont tell me it wasn't Him…); how He fed and raised 5 million on an industrial estate and a booming port (akan datang in the annals of the Great Man?); how He transformed a fishing village (actually there were quite a few of these when he took over. so errrr Many fishing villages? sounds even better yah?) into a great city that could stand toe to toe with such powers as the US, Russia, China, India…
    there will be more, more glorious and wonderful stories of Him and His achievements that have all been kept hidden from the masses, so as not to embarrass Him in his lifetime. we will depend on @traveller and his kakis to let slip these fables and enlighten us.
    god forbid that anyone even mention a time when He went into purdu for nearly 6 months after separation, leaving in limbo a new independent nation tt needed to get going on its journey pronto; or those times when, in His wonderful, straight talking way, He would voice honest judgement of neighbours… 
    meanwhile, let us gather, join as one, and start a movement to rename singapore.  
    amen
     

  • babel

    i couldn't agree more with PAP Forever's suggestion that singapore be renamed LeeKuanYew. it is unthinkable to stop at just renaming Sentosa in His name. it just would not do justice to blinding greatness that supasses gandhi and mandela, and dare i say mao and kim, dear contributor Revered. a sprawling bungalow in the heart of town could also be turned into a shrine…? think of it, friends, the aptness of it all.
    one day a week could be set aside for appreciation of Him, after his death. each time, a chapter of the beliefs of life according to Him could be read out and meditated over, to remind us why we should not stray from the path He laid out — the need for hordes of foreigners, the acknowledgement of money and GDP being the only things important in life, the wisdom of jailing political opponents for the sake of the country; the necessity for exorbitant salaries for political leaders; the importance of total obedience and not thinking; the acceptance that sporeans are dummies… 
    we could recall how He saved 200,000 from the japanese who He worked for (huh? you haven't heard of this?!); how He walked on water (dear friends, plse, dont tell me it wasn't Him…); how He fed and raised 5 million on an industrial estate and a booming port (akan datang in the annals of the Great Man?); how He transformed a fishing village (actually there were quite a few of these when he took over. so errrr Many fishing villages? sounds even better yah?) into a great city that could stand toe to toe with such powers as the US, Russia, China, India…
    there will be more, more glorious and wonderful stories of Him and His achievements that have all been kept hidden from the masses, so as not to embarrass Him in his lifetime. we will depend on @traveller and his kakis to let slip these fables and enlighten us.
    god forbid that anyone even mention a time when He went into purdu for nearly 6 months after separation, leaving in limbo a new independent nation tt needed to get going on its journey pronto; or those times when, in His wonderful, straight talking way, He would voice honest judgement of neighbours… 
    meanwhile, let us gather, join as one, and start a movement to rename singapore.  
    amen
     

  • Where Were You?

    An 19 Year-old NS soldier died while serving the country and all we see at his funeral were his mates and Pte soldiers saying prayers.
    Where were the ministers who talked so much about  the need for National Service when one of us died serving the nation? A govt full of ex-generals including the PM and none bothered to  attend his funeral. Yet, a letter of condolence was sent to Belgium expressing sympathy for the death of 28 people in a car accident. Did the PM send a letter to condolence of  the parents of the 19 year old boy?  What hypocrisy? Let's bury the dead and let them rot into nothingness. Who cares about legend. 
       

  • Where Were You?

    An 19 Year-old NS soldier died while serving the country and all we see at his funeral were his mates and Pte soldiers saying prayers.
    Where were the ministers who talked so much about  the need for National Service when one of us died serving the nation? A govt full of ex-generals including the PM and none bothered to  attend his funeral. Yet, a letter of condolence was sent to Belgium expressing sympathy for the death of 28 people in a car accident. Did the PM send a letter to condolence of  the parents of the 19 year old boy?  What hypocrisy? Let's bury the dead and let them rot into nothingness. Who cares about legend. 
       

  • iSMASHtravellerBAG

    traveller17 March 2012
    MM Lee & Nathan then used their connections to help these 200,000 Singaporeans escape to Malaysia, and to provide them with tapioca, water & medication for survival
     
    ………………………………  
    you meant both this TWO idiots sold the tapoica @ blackmarket prize for profiteerin?… p.s. johore got no water mey? tengku abdul raman passed WATER to leekingyou hor….
    last butt not least where did these 2 idiots got the medicines from? limbohseng or tantockseng? 

  • iSMASHtravellerBAG

    traveller17 March 2012
    MM Lee & Nathan then used their connections to help these 200,000 Singaporeans escape to Malaysia, and to provide them with tapioca, water & medication for survival
     
    ………………………………  
    you meant both this TWO idiots sold the tapoica @ blackmarket prize for profiteerin?… p.s. johore got no water mey? tengku abdul raman passed WATER to leekingyou hor….
    last butt not least where did these 2 idiots got the medicines from? limbohseng or tantockseng? 

  • Ah Kong

    @traveller.  My father told me that my grandfather saved the planet and millions of people  from alien invasion in 1900. ya, don't understand why these people were not given with noble prize.  Haha, is a  waste!!!!!

  • Ah Kong

    @traveller.  My father told me that my grandfather saved the planet and millions of people  from alien invasion in 1900. ya, don't understand why these people were not given with noble prize.  Haha, is a  waste!!!!!

  • Ready 2 Party !

    To be honest , I will be organising a BBQ party when he kicks a bucket. This is to celebrate  FREEDOM day !
    Can't wait any longer ! 

  • Ready 2 Party !

    To be honest , I will be organising a BBQ party when he kicks a bucket. This is to celebrate  FREEDOM day !
    Can't wait any longer ! 

  • What will Tan CB says

    Remember Tan Cheng Bok resigns from the Board when someone wanted naming rights for a hospital.
    What would he say now about this bilingual fund!

  • What will Tan CB says

    Remember Tan Cheng Bok resigns from the Board when someone wanted naming rights for a hospital.
    What would he say now about this bilingual fund!

  • iSMASHtravellerBAG

     
    babel17 March 2012

    i couldn't agree more with PAP Forever's suggestion that singapore be renamed LeeKuanYew. it is unthinkable to stop at just renaming Sentosa in His name. it just would not do justice to blinding greatness that supasses gandhi and mandela, and dare i say mao and kim, dear contributor Revered. a sprawling bungalow in the heart of town could also be turned into a shrine…? think of it, friends, the aptness of it all.
    one day a week could be set aside for appreciation of Him, after his death. each time, a chapter of the beliefs of life according to Him could be read out and meditated over, to remind us why we should not stray from the path He laid out 
    …………………..             
    i also agreed with you 101% we should demolished sir stamford raffles statue and replaced leekingyou REALive deadbody encasted in midas goldbar as though leekingyou hav not enough gold in his loot..now you know why gold is not GST taxed…

     

  • iSMASHtravellerBAG

     
    babel17 March 2012

    i couldn't agree more with PAP Forever's suggestion that singapore be renamed LeeKuanYew. it is unthinkable to stop at just renaming Sentosa in His name. it just would not do justice to blinding greatness that supasses gandhi and mandela, and dare i say mao and kim, dear contributor Revered. a sprawling bungalow in the heart of town could also be turned into a shrine…? think of it, friends, the aptness of it all.
    one day a week could be set aside for appreciation of Him, after his death. each time, a chapter of the beliefs of life according to Him could be read out and meditated over, to remind us why we should not stray from the path He laid out 
    …………………..             
    i also agreed with you 101% we should demolished sir stamford raffles statue and replaced leekingyou REALive deadbody encasted in midas goldbar as though leekingyou hav not enough gold in his loot..now you know why gold is not GST taxed…

     

  • GKS the man behind LKY

    "@sg exports upto 30.5%" , jamban Minister ???
    Aiyah! No need lah ! did i touch yr nerved ?
    You must still be inside a womb or in sperm state when GKS was around.
    Perhaps your brain ardy brain washed by LKY MSM and ardy "Full of Sai"
    GKS  is greater than LKY !   

  • GKS the man behind LKY

    "@sg exports upto 30.5%" , jamban Minister ???
    Aiyah! No need lah ! did i touch yr nerved ?
    You must still be inside a womb or in sperm state when GKS was around.
    Perhaps your brain ardy brain washed by LKY MSM and ardy "Full of Sai"
    GKS  is greater than LKY !   

  • Rise From The Dead

    Babel – And don't forget his promise to rise from the dead if he sees the country being threatened. It is so unreal that this immortal man is indeed dying. Oh, let's call upon all the devils of the universe to revive him. Evil must triumph over good so that Singapore will survive to serve its masters -  these devilish gods.

  • Rise From The Dead

    Babel – And don't forget his promise to rise from the dead if he sees the country being threatened. It is so unreal that this immortal man is indeed dying. Oh, let's call upon all the devils of the universe to revive him. Evil must triumph over good so that Singapore will survive to serve its masters -  these devilish gods.

  • Ah Kong

    In addition to those mentioned by the writer, can we also have the following to remeber our great leaders.
    1.airport name after LKY, like the one in New York.
    2.all main roads in HDB estates rename after LKY, like all major cities in China got Zhong Shan road.
    3.made LKY & son permanent members in Paliament without going thr election, like those permanent in UN security council.
    4. made the biggest statues of both father & son infront of Singapore river, bigger than one in North Korea father and Son statues.

  • Ah Kong

    In addition to those mentioned by the writer, can we also have the following to remeber our great leaders.
    1.airport name after LKY, like the one in New York.
    2.all main roads in HDB estates rename after LKY, like all major cities in China got Zhong Shan road.
    3.made LKY & son permanent members in Paliament without going thr election, like those permanent in UN security council.
    4. made the biggest statues of both father & son infront of Singapore river, bigger than one in North Korea father and Son statues.

  • Shameless Self-Built Legacy

    It's all part of the "founding father" fiction.

  • Shameless Self-Built Legacy

    It's all part of the "founding father" fiction.

  • BillyMa

    It was never ever a one-man show as the MSM & th eman himself like everyone to believe.
    It is said that history will reveals the truth.
    But for many singaporeans we already knew the truth.
    A leader he may be but a great one he is surely not in that category. Not even close.
    He maybe good but was mostly lucky.
    He'll be well forgotten soon after he's gone for good, Maybe he'll lived in some books written with some good friends. That's about it.
     

  • BillyMa

    It was never ever a one-man show as the MSM & th eman himself like everyone to believe.
    It is said that history will reveals the truth.
    But for many singaporeans we already knew the truth.
    A leader he may be but a great one he is surely not in that category. Not even close.
    He maybe good but was mostly lucky.
    He'll be well forgotten soon after he's gone for good, Maybe he'll lived in some books written with some good friends. That's about it.
     

  • Sir Stamford Raffles Founded Singapore

    Yea, let's re-name Singapore and call it Stamford Raffles, the true founder of Singapore.

  • Sir Stamford Raffles Founded Singapore

    Yea, let's re-name Singapore and call it Stamford Raffles, the true founder of Singapore.

  • SG needs a new Prime Minster after next GE 2015 early election .

    'A list of donors to the new School include NTUC, PAP Community, and Government-owned companies such as MediaCorp, SPH and DBS Bank . '
    Your article  highlights a revelant point on the absolute grip of ruling party in Singapore.
    Aren't the media, trade unions, grassroot orgainisations, tertiary insitutions and GLC/GIC are all controlled directly or indirectly by the People Action Party cadres ?
    Is this not a manifestation of a one party state?
    How can a 2- party system be welcome by them if it means having to give up so  much control?
     
     
     
     

  • SG needs a new Prime Minster after next GE 2015 early election .

    'A list of donors to the new School include NTUC, PAP Community, and Government-owned companies such as MediaCorp, SPH and DBS Bank . '
    Your article  highlights a revelant point on the absolute grip of ruling party in Singapore.
    Aren't the media, trade unions, grassroot orgainisations, tertiary insitutions and GLC/GIC are all controlled directly or indirectly by the People Action Party cadres ?
    Is this not a manifestation of a one party state?
    How can a 2- party system be welcome by them if it means having to give up so  much control?
     
     
     
     

  • David

    There is no better word to say that he is so FULL OF HIMSELF. What about Toh Chin Chye, Goh Keng Swee and others?  Are they forgotten from our history book and deserve lesser.   I hope he is not going to put his face on our Singapore notes and coins or even install a statute to replace our Sir Stamford Raffles.  LKY and his cronies still need to clean up all the suspicious gathered around them with regard of detaining all their opponents in the name of "security".

  • David

    There is no better word to say that he is so FULL OF HIMSELF. What about Toh Chin Chye, Goh Keng Swee and others?  Are they forgotten from our history book and deserve lesser.   I hope he is not going to put his face on our Singapore notes and coins or even install a statute to replace our Sir Stamford Raffles.  LKY and his cronies still need to clean up all the suspicious gathered around them with regard of detaining all their opponents in the name of "security".

  • adam

    The more logical name for SingaPORE  after LKY's passing would be:
    KaYSpore  i.e.  Kuan & Yew' spore.
    Hope it does'nt get toxic like most spores
     

  • adam

    The more logical name for SingaPORE  after LKY's passing would be:
    KaYSpore  i.e.  Kuan & Yew' spore.
    Hope it does'nt get toxic like most spores
     

  • Rct

    Try traveller forgot to add that lky used his poo as the fertiliser snd his urine to wAter it. 

  • Rct

    Try traveller forgot to add that lky used his poo as the fertiliser snd his urine to wAter it. 

  • ibatawi

    @traveller 
    Are you high on drugs ?
    LKY has many success in shaping Sg. so does his oversight & one-sided theories that had paved bleak future for Sg.
    We are lucky to have him, and I say he is luckier to have us, co-operating with his policies for  40 over years. 
    Just that he stepped down darm too late.
     
     
     
     
     

  • ibatawi

    @traveller 
    Are you high on drugs ?
    LKY has many success in shaping Sg. so does his oversight & one-sided theories that had paved bleak future for Sg.
    We are lucky to have him, and I say he is luckier to have us, co-operating with his policies for  40 over years. 
    Just that he stepped down darm too late.
     
     
     
     
     

  • Damn

    Utterly SHAMELESS! 

  • Damn

    Utterly SHAMELESS! 

  • Soojenn

    Singaporeans should watch the comedian Kumar… In one of his swipes at LKY, he said that Singaporeans only need to pray to one god, the one who decides their fate in Singapore and he lives in Oxley Road…

  • Soojenn

    Singaporeans should watch the comedian Kumar… In one of his swipes at LKY, he said that Singaporeans only need to pray to one god, the one who decides their fate in Singapore and he lives in Oxley Road…

  • http://- marikitasemua

    Ever wondered how the Chinese scholar got his idea about Singaporeans behaving like dogs ???

     
    Can you blame him ?

    " IF YOU CAN SELECT A POPULATION AND THEY'RE EDUCATED AND THEY ARE PROPERLY BROUGHT UP THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE TOO MUCH OF THE STICK BECAUSE THEY WOULD ALREADY HAVE BEEN TRAINED.  IT'S LIKE WITH DOGS."
     
    LEE KUAN YEW
    THE MAN AND HIS IDEAS 1997

     

  • http://- marikitasemua

    Ever wondered how the Chinese scholar got his idea about Singaporeans behaving like dogs ???

     
    Can you blame him ?

    " IF YOU CAN SELECT A POPULATION AND THEY'RE EDUCATED AND THEY ARE PROPERLY BROUGHT UP THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE TOO MUCH OF THE STICK BECAUSE THEY WOULD ALREADY HAVE BEEN TRAINED.  IT'S LIKE WITH DOGS."
     
    LEE KUAN YEW
    THE MAN AND HIS IDEAS 1997

     

  • All Sgreans incl PAPayas

    What's the big deal? Upon his passing just chuck his
    carcass into the sea. The sea creatures will know what
    to do …

  • All Sgreans incl PAPayas

    What's the big deal? Upon his passing just chuck his
    carcass into the sea. The sea creatures will know what
    to do …

  • did I hear you correctly?

    Get real people. NEITHER Raffles nor LEE KUAN YEW are founding fathers. Both were just parasites, opportunists…. taking advantage of the situation.
    One, smuggled a fake sultan from Malaysia to sign over the right to build a factory for Britain on this land that belonged to natives. (ALL ABOUT PROFITS AND WINNING THE RACE AGAINST THE DUTCH TRADING POSTS. NOTHING to do with founding any nation, bollocks).
     
    The other, a TRAITOR who valued his life and became a Japanese translator for them when these same Japanese were slaying his countrymen. What a spineless animal! Snake?
    After his abuse by them, he saw the POWER of authority and now grew into a power-hungry mental case, that's all. Became an opportunist and jumped at the chance to helm when the opportunity was there. Kicked all previous partners away when the time was right. Just changed the laws to suit himself and jailed everyone else.

    Founding fathers? Just a bunch of opportunistic rats who stole the cheese at the right moment, plain as that.

  • did I hear you correctly?

    Get real people. NEITHER Raffles nor LEE KUAN YEW are founding fathers. Both were just parasites, opportunists…. taking advantage of the situation.
    One, smuggled a fake sultan from Malaysia to sign over the right to build a factory for Britain on this land that belonged to natives. (ALL ABOUT PROFITS AND WINNING THE RACE AGAINST THE DUTCH TRADING POSTS. NOTHING to do with founding any nation, bollocks).
     
    The other, a TRAITOR who valued his life and became a Japanese translator for them when these same Japanese were slaying his countrymen. What a spineless animal! Snake?
    After his abuse by them, he saw the POWER of authority and now grew into a power-hungry mental case, that's all. Became an opportunist and jumped at the chance to helm when the opportunity was there. Kicked all previous partners away when the time was right. Just changed the laws to suit himself and jailed everyone else.

    Founding fathers? Just a bunch of opportunistic rats who stole the cheese at the right moment, plain as that.

  • Degavi

    With so many PAPaya suckers around I won't be
    surprized if one day they kick Sir Stamford from his
    pedestal and put Fart up there.
     

  • Degavi

    With so many PAPaya suckers around I won't be
    surprized if one day they kick Sir Stamford from his
    pedestal and put Fart up there.
     

  • Kang Lim Nah

    Lky
    When will yew retire?
    You know what i mean, dun ya, leegally speaking?

  • Kang Lim Nah

    Lky
    When will yew retire?
    You know what i mean, dun ya, leegally speaking?

  • not all Tan are the same

    The author is dame f*cking rude, same as me!
     

  • not all Tan are the same

    The author is dame f*cking rude, same as me!
     

  • not all Tan are the same

    How do you think of the following?
     
    The JBJ school of public Policy.
     
    The CSJ school of public Policy.
     
    The LTK school of public Policy.
     
    The CST school of public Policy.
     
    The TJS school of public Policy.
     
    F'ck I won't want to be associated with such "empty" school.

  • not all Tan are the same

    How do you think of the following?
     
    The JBJ school of public Policy.
     
    The CSJ school of public Policy.
     
    The LTK school of public Policy.
     
    The CST school of public Policy.
     
    The TJS school of public Policy.
     
    F'ck I won't want to be associated with such "empty" school.

  • Lee Kim Chew

    LKY is now no longer the predominant figure he used to be. He has been trying very hard to preserve his so-called legacy for posterity. Hence his various one-sided books produced by a sycophantic SPH which, of course, will never have the guts tto be more professional or objective, to approach and publish the narrations of people like Lim Hock Siew or Francis Seow. Not satisfied with the trash he has been offering the public, LKY also shamelessly had institutions set up which carry his name in a minor orgy of self-promotion.  Not to worry, nevertheless. The more intellegent and alert sections of the SIngapore population have gotten wise to what LKY has done to retard the democratic development of the country. His legacy has been reduced to dirt and will soon be buried by history. 

  • Lee Kim Chew

    LKY is now no longer the predominant figure he used to be. He has been trying very hard to preserve his so-called legacy for posterity. Hence his various one-sided books produced by a sycophantic SPH which, of course, will never have the guts tto be more professional or objective, to approach and publish the narrations of people like Lim Hock Siew or Francis Seow. Not satisfied with the trash he has been offering the public, LKY also shamelessly had institutions set up which carry his name in a minor orgy of self-promotion.  Not to worry, nevertheless. The more intellegent and alert sections of the SIngapore population have gotten wise to what LKY has done to retard the democratic development of the country. His legacy has been reduced to dirt and will soon be buried by history. 

  • DavidLKSee

    QUOTABLE QUOTE from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar":
     
    "The EVIL that men do live after them.
    The GOOD is often interred in their bones."

  • DavidLKSee

    QUOTABLE QUOTE from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar":
     
    "The EVIL that men do live after them.
    The GOOD is often interred in their bones."

  • Coming Soon

    "Self Masturbation" at its Greatest Height

  • Coming Soon

    "Self Masturbation" at its Greatest Height

  • anonymous

    @traveller
    I have read several of LKY's memoirs Vol.1 & 2 and other publications about him and about Singapore during the Japanese regime but I have yet to come across this 12 Sept.1943 incident anywhere in those books.
    To move as many as 200,000 people across the causeway to Malaya in a hurry in a short time would have attracted too much attention of the Japanese.Neither of them would have survived the attempt. Nor would many of the 200k survive. I think this is a cooked up fable right?
    Most of all, I have never heard any one who has survived the ordeal of the occupation discussing about this incident at any time since the end of WWII until now.

  • anonymous

    @traveller
    I have read several of LKY's memoirs Vol.1 & 2 and other publications about him and about Singapore during the Japanese regime but I have yet to come across this 12 Sept.1943 incident anywhere in those books.
    To move as many as 200,000 people across the causeway to Malaya in a hurry in a short time would have attracted too much attention of the Japanese.Neither of them would have survived the attempt. Nor would many of the 200k survive. I think this is a cooked up fable right?
    Most of all, I have never heard any one who has survived the ordeal of the occupation discussing about this incident at any time since the end of WWII until now.

  • anonymous

    @traveller
    The population of Singapore in 1945 was less than 1million, probably about 5 to 6 hundred thousand. Not even the Japs with all their genocidal tendenccies would be daft enough to annihilate 200k of the people which was about 1/3 of total population, simply because they needed labour to man the military industries that supported the war effort.
    They were mainly hunting for those Chinese who were made donations to the Chinese government.

  • anonymous

    @traveller
    The population of Singapore in 1945 was less than 1million, probably about 5 to 6 hundred thousand. Not even the Japs with all their genocidal tendenccies would be daft enough to annihilate 200k of the people which was about 1/3 of total population, simply because they needed labour to man the military industries that supported the war effort.
    They were mainly hunting for those Chinese who were made donations to the Chinese government.

  • Dr Tan Tai Wei

    How "founding father"? For reasons which have for long already been seriously disputed after the London declassifying of related documents (dispute which put LKY in a bad light but which till now both LKY and government have not commented on), LKY pushed us into Malaysia with a so-called referendum that posed us no option to refuse, against Barisan (really what remained of Barisan after "Operation Coldstore") and others' protest that it wouldn't work. The latter were then proven right and LKY wrong. At one stage whilst in Malaysia, as Lee himself now tells us, he and his colleagues even comtemplated escaping possible arrest by KL by forming "a government in exile in Cambodia", effectively leaving us all here to the mercy of Malaysian troups and racist onslaught. They decided against that only because it would be "too bloody". Then out we went, after only two years in Malaysia, and there was Lee captured on TV weeping, for reasons no one should too readily assume (for people weep for many reasons). Toh Chin Chye told us that Lee then disappeared for some two weeks and could not be contacted, and there seemed a crisis of leadership, for no one had been officially appointed to deputise him. Lee himself said "it was an independence he never asked for" and his panic behaviour was probably due to his belief that Singapore could not make it alone (and so we sing a "national song" today that says "there was a time" we could not have "made it".) Ironically, those still confident that we could make it must have been the Barisan persons in and out of ISD who had opposed joining Malaysia! Soon after, the British decided to withdraw their navy and air force, and once again LKY and others became panicky, and flew to London to beg that they cancel, if not, postpone that.
    So what sort of "founding of a nation" was all that? What sort of "founding father"? It had been a nightmare much due to LKY we all subsequently awoke from, thanks to, all right, some opportunistic efforts of Lee and others, and, let's also admit (Lee himself does admit), a lot of luck and our natural resource in terms of geographical location, natural harbour, resourceful people, etc. (never say as they have been wont to, that "we are only 'a rock' with no natural resource).

  • Dr Tan Tai Wei

    How "founding father"? For reasons which have for long already been seriously disputed after the London declassifying of related documents (dispute which put LKY in a bad light but which till now both LKY and government have not commented on), LKY pushed us into Malaysia with a so-called referendum that posed us no option to refuse, against Barisan (really what remained of Barisan after "Operation Coldstore") and others' protest that it wouldn't work. The latter were then proven right and LKY wrong. At one stage whilst in Malaysia, as Lee himself now tells us, he and his colleagues even comtemplated escaping possible arrest by KL by forming "a government in exile in Cambodia", effectively leaving us all here to the mercy of Malaysian troups and racist onslaught. They decided against that only because it would be "too bloody". Then out we went, after only two years in Malaysia, and there was Lee captured on TV weeping, for reasons no one should too readily assume (for people weep for many reasons). Toh Chin Chye told us that Lee then disappeared for some two weeks and could not be contacted, and there seemed a crisis of leadership, for no one had been officially appointed to deputise him. Lee himself said "it was an independence he never asked for" and his panic behaviour was probably due to his belief that Singapore could not make it alone (and so we sing a "national song" today that says "there was a time" we could not have "made it".) Ironically, those still confident that we could make it must have been the Barisan persons in and out of ISD who had opposed joining Malaysia! Soon after, the British decided to withdraw their navy and air force, and once again LKY and others became panicky, and flew to London to beg that they cancel, if not, postpone that.
    So what sort of "founding of a nation" was all that? What sort of "founding father"? It had been a nightmare much due to LKY we all subsequently awoke from, thanks to, all right, some opportunistic efforts of Lee and others, and, let's also admit (Lee himself does admit), a lot of luck and our natural resource in terms of geographical location, natural harbour, resourceful people, etc. (never say as they have been wont to, that "we are only 'a rock' with no natural resource).

  • Black_Dot

    The time comes when the opposition coalition takes over the government, all Ministeries, Stat Boards and government supported organizations will be banned from supporting the LKY….XXX and let them just fade away to oblivian!
     
     

  • Black_Dot

    The time comes when the opposition coalition takes over the government, all Ministeries, Stat Boards and government supported organizations will be banned from supporting the LKY….XXX and let them just fade away to oblivian!
     
     

  • sorceror

    The book "flight of the comet" about Lim Chin siong decribes LKY as an agent of the British. He conspired with the British to maintain Singapore as an outpost for the "whites". This is the secret of success of Singapore – the West will not see it go down. So now you know why the white man is king in Singapore.

  • sorceror

    The book "flight of the comet" about Lim Chin siong decribes LKY as an agent of the British. He conspired with the British to maintain Singapore as an outpost for the "whites". This is the secret of success of Singapore – the West will not see it go down. So now you know why the white man is king in Singapore.

  • the Real God

    Soon someone will realise he is the lesser god when he meets his Creator 

  • the Real God

    Soon someone will realise he is the lesser god when he meets his Creator 

  • Peter Sellers

    "Donors to this subsidiary of the LKY School include Temasek Holdings, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, EDB, the Singapore Land Authority and GIC. The chairman of GIC is Lee Hsien Loong, and the senior adviser is LKY himself!"
     
    And the Chairman of CAAS is Lee Hsien Yang, LHL's brother and the CEO of Temasek Holdings is Ho Ching, LHL's wife.
     
    There is only one word for it: incestuous, 
     
    My advice to other forummers here is not to respond to postings by people such as Traveler and PAP Forever. This will take the wind out of their sails: best way to frustrate. 

  • Peter Sellers

    "Donors to this subsidiary of the LKY School include Temasek Holdings, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, EDB, the Singapore Land Authority and GIC. The chairman of GIC is Lee Hsien Loong, and the senior adviser is LKY himself!"
     
    And the Chairman of CAAS is Lee Hsien Yang, LHL's brother and the CEO of Temasek Holdings is Ho Ching, LHL's wife.
     
    There is only one word for it: incestuous, 
     
    My advice to other forummers here is not to respond to postings by people such as Traveler and PAP Forever. This will take the wind out of their sails: best way to frustrate. 

  • ego problem

    the subordinates, the mini lkys, are direct reflections of the boss.

  • ego problem

    the subordinates, the mini lkys, are direct reflections of the boss.

  • Kwa Lee Cheow

    I happen to come across this video talking about Lee and his Familee.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GazhblWINKA&feature=related
     
    I wonder if what is said is true that :
     
    1. The policies are created by foreigners  (from 7th minute mark on)
    2. During parliament sessions, they read from script.
    The policies leaves MPs no room for criticism.
     
    True or Half True?
    You be the judge.
     
     
     

  • Kwa Lee Cheow

    I happen to come across this video talking about Lee and his Familee.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GazhblWINKA&feature=related
     
    I wonder if what is said is true that :
     
    1. The policies are created by foreigners  (from 7th minute mark on)
    2. During parliament sessions, they read from script.
    The policies leaves MPs no room for criticism.
     
    True or Half True?
    You be the judge.
     
     
     

  • busybody

    There was a time when so many stretch their hands and want to shake his, where are you?

    Now that your idol needs you to stand up for him I cannot see you.
    As for me, Lee Kuan Yew is always my idol. We owe it to him to come thus far. Whatever wrong I will overlook because he had done a greater good.
    Without him our lives will surely never ever being this stable. To this I believe and affirm.

    Sad that his son is not helping to build his father good name. To this I don't mean building a good name by underhand or fix the opposition means. To this I hope he will commit his hope and his vision to better the lives of his country men as his father did and sacrifice high pay and personal gain.
    Singapore needs another Lee Kuan Yew. Where can we find a new Kuan Yew?

  • busybody

    There was a time when so many stretch their hands and want to shake his, where are you?

    Now that your idol needs you to stand up for him I cannot see you.
    As for me, Lee Kuan Yew is always my idol. We owe it to him to come thus far. Whatever wrong I will overlook because he had done a greater good.
    Without him our lives will surely never ever being this stable. To this I believe and affirm.

    Sad that his son is not helping to build his father good name. To this I don't mean building a good name by underhand or fix the opposition means. To this I hope he will commit his hope and his vision to better the lives of his country men as his father did and sacrifice high pay and personal gain.
    Singapore needs another Lee Kuan Yew. Where can we find a new Kuan Yew?

  • I found a website interesting info

    http://leewatch.info/2012/03/15/s113-million-in-pledges-for-lee-kuan-yew-fund-for-bilingualism/#comments
     
    This interesting site seems to be concerned a lot about lky.
     
    From it, i knew his wife DIED.

  • I found a website interesting info

    http://leewatch.info/2012/03/15/s113-million-in-pledges-for-lee-kuan-yew-fund-for-bilingualism/#comments
     
    This interesting site seems to be concerned a lot about lky.
     
    From it, i knew his wife DIED.

  • pap gone forever

    pap fornever
     
    Still lickin' n suckin'?

  • pap gone forever

    pap fornever
     
    Still lickin' n suckin'?

  • Robert Teh

    Whatever LKY's contributions may be, a great leader will not be great is he achieved his so-called greatness by foul means, such as with use of fears, knucker dusters, fabricating marxist charges on oppositions, taxing and hoarding of taxes… and profiteering scams of all kinds and GRCs and a system of PAPigulations of laws and regulations to push through self-rewards and to stay in power claiming superficial success. A truly great leader achieved greatness with virtue and personal examples. With better educated citizenry, LKY is increasingly exposed for his ignorance in this area of human motivation. Be it as it may, he did establish his authoritarianism to contain multiplicity and fractionalism in some way contributing to enforced divide and rule fear unity. It is a bit paranoid but it may have some plus sides. So give and take he does have contributions to this little red dot. Before any one is carried away to worship him it is better we all look at the big picture. Process Management is essential grounded on basics of nation building going forward to ensure we carry on with good democratic rule not dirty politics he is noted for.

  • Robert Teh

    Whatever LKY's contributions may be, a great leader will not be great is he achieved his so-called greatness by foul means, such as with use of fears, knucker dusters, fabricating marxist charges on oppositions, taxing and hoarding of taxes… and profiteering scams of all kinds and GRCs and a system of PAPigulations of laws and regulations to push through self-rewards and to stay in power claiming superficial success. A truly great leader achieved greatness with virtue and personal examples. With better educated citizenry, LKY is increasingly exposed for his ignorance in this area of human motivation. Be it as it may, he did establish his authoritarianism to contain multiplicity and fractionalism in some way contributing to enforced divide and rule fear unity. It is a bit paranoid but it may have some plus sides. So give and take he does have contributions to this little red dot. Before any one is carried away to worship him it is better we all look at the big picture. Process Management is essential grounded on basics of nation building going forward to ensure we carry on with good democratic rule not dirty politics he is noted for.

  • Really?

    @ traveller
    may I also add that they even convinced the Japanese to stop the Rape of Nanjing otherwise there would be no Nanjing left.  The greatest deed was they blew up the bridge of river Kwai n help thousand of prisoners of war escape.  Ha.. Ha…

  • Really?

    @ traveller
    may I also add that they even convinced the Japanese to stop the Rape of Nanjing otherwise there would be no Nanjing left.  The greatest deed was they blew up the bridge of river Kwai n help thousand of prisoners of war escape.  Ha.. Ha…

  • adam

    The 'Picture of Dorian Gray' tells all about human evilness.
    As one grows older, the evil that one does will show on their  FACES

  • adam

    The 'Picture of Dorian Gray' tells all about human evilness.
    As one grows older, the evil that one does will show on their  FACES

  • S’pore Exports UP 30.5%

    All thanks to the peerless PAP government.
    The two greatest men in the history of mankind..Jesus and Lee Kuan Yew.
    Thank you

  • S’pore Exports UP 30.5%

    All thanks to the peerless PAP government.
    The two greatest men in the history of mankind..Jesus and Lee Kuan Yew.
    Thank you

  • Lye Khuen Way

    It has been more than 24 hours since 'traveller' posted his tall tale of his hero and collaborator humane act of 12 th Sept 1943. Many including  me must be wondering  if "he" was a ardent admirer of LKY or was that comment was a tounge-in-cheek poke at the man in question .
    Like some who have commented , there seem no written record of any 12th September , 1943 incidence  in Japanese Occupied Singapore that 'saved' numerous civilians in the public domain .
    Let us wait for some disclosure ……. As I mentioned , great box office block buster material .

  • Lye Khuen Way

    It has been more than 24 hours since 'traveller' posted his tall tale of his hero and collaborator humane act of 12 th Sept 1943. Many including  me must be wondering  if "he" was a ardent admirer of LKY or was that comment was a tounge-in-cheek poke at the man in question .
    Like some who have commented , there seem no written record of any 12th September , 1943 incidence  in Japanese Occupied Singapore that 'saved' numerous civilians in the public domain .
    Let us wait for some disclosure ……. As I mentioned , great box office block buster material .

  • The Character Of The Man

    LKY's admirers' will have many examples, spread out over his long life, of his "great" achievements.
    Just cut to the chase – go back to the days of the Japanese Occupation.  This great man signed up with the JAPANESE SECRET POLICE when the latter took power!
    Does that not pretty much say it all?  What else is there left to say?

  • The Character Of The Man

    LKY's admirers' will have many examples, spread out over his long life, of his "great" achievements.
    Just cut to the chase – go back to the days of the Japanese Occupation.  This great man signed up with the JAPANESE SECRET POLICE when the latter took power!
    Does that not pretty much say it all?  What else is there left to say?

  • iBOMBtravellerBAG

    @ traveller
    may I also add that they even convinced the Japanese to stop the Rape of Nanjing otherwise there would be no Nanjing left.  The greatest deed was they blew up the bridge of river Kwai n help thousand of prisoners of war escape. …………
    …………………………..      
    fwah lau..leekingyou chief commando officer with the british force 136 who alongside blewup river kwai bridge with sir alec guiness? than what did yoda do?
    used the FORCE?  

  • iBOMBtravellerBAG

    @ traveller
    may I also add that they even convinced the Japanese to stop the Rape of Nanjing otherwise there would be no Nanjing left.  The greatest deed was they blew up the bridge of river Kwai n help thousand of prisoners of war escape. …………
    …………………………..      
    fwah lau..leekingyou chief commando officer with the british force 136 who alongside blewup river kwai bridge with sir alec guiness? than what did yoda do?
    used the FORCE?  

  • iBOMBtravellerBAG

    @ traveller
    may I also add that they even convinced the Japanese to stop the Rape of Nanjing otherwise there would be no Nanjing left. 
    …………………………          
    opps i reaLLEE missed this 1…the greatest insults to the kempatai shortpant ninhonjin polis…
    ah BOi@traveller..you ear too many bedtime story from your wetnurse…leekingyou so powerFOOL durin the nanking occupation that he can STOPPED all the erected nipponese army from slaughterin EVERY nanking peasants (women children and monks) that break the curfew law …  
    PLEASE RESPECT nanking war heros(women and children as well) by trumpettin leekingyou UNHEARDed heroic deeds that never happenned..
     

  • iBOMBtravellerBAG

    @ traveller
    may I also add that they even convinced the Japanese to stop the Rape of Nanjing otherwise there would be no Nanjing left. 
    …………………………          
    opps i reaLLEE missed this 1…the greatest insults to the kempatai shortpant ninhonjin polis…
    ah BOi@traveller..you ear too many bedtime story from your wetnurse…leekingyou so powerFOOL durin the nanking occupation that he can STOPPED all the erected nipponese army from slaughterin EVERY nanking peasants (women children and monks) that break the curfew law …  
    PLEASE RESPECT nanking war heros(women and children as well) by trumpettin leekingyou UNHEARDed heroic deeds that never happenned..
     

  • Kinetic

    There was a time that LKY could have retired from the scene and go down as a respected figure in Singapore's history.
    Unfortunatley, there are too many people around who are seeking favor from the Lee family by purporting to help preserve his memory. What they do not realize is that their efforts may be counterproductive.
    At this time, his promise to return from the grave to help Singapore is a scary scenario that Singaporeans are and should be worried about.

  • Kinetic

    There was a time that LKY could have retired from the scene and go down as a respected figure in Singapore's history.
    Unfortunatley, there are too many people around who are seeking favor from the Lee family by purporting to help preserve his memory. What they do not realize is that their efforts may be counterproductive.
    At this time, his promise to return from the grave to help Singapore is a scary scenario that Singaporeans are and should be worried about.

  • iWARaccountCLERK

     
    if indeed leekingyou was a GREATman amon all men
    why did he seek compensations from japan during their war crimes against singaporeans? was leekingyou a grateFOOL dog who think by not takin money(as though he never accept great salary) from the cruel nipponese occupier..it would make singapore great in benevolent?
    below is an xcerpt from a linksite on the compensations payout:
     
    Japanese compensation to countries occupied during 1941-45
    Country
    Amount in Yen
    Amount in US$
    2012 US dollars[114]
    Date of treaty
    Burma
    72,000,000,000
    200,000,000
    $1.74 billion
    November 5, 1955
    Philippines
    198,000,000,000
    550,000,000
    $4.7 billion
    May 9, 1956
    Indonesia
    80,388,000,000
    223,080,000
    $1.8 billion
    January 20, 1958
    Vietnam
    14,400,000,000
    38,000,000
    $303 million
    May 13, 1959
    Total
    ¥364,348,800,000
    US$1,012,080,000
     

  • iWARaccountCLERK

     
    if indeed leekingyou was a GREATman amon all men
    why did he seek compensations from japan during their war crimes against singaporeans? was leekingyou a grateFOOL dog who think by not takin money(as though he never accept great salary) from the cruel nipponese occupier..it would make singapore great in benevolent?
    below is an xcerpt from a linksite on the compensations payout:
     
    Japanese compensation to countries occupied during 1941-45
    Country
    Amount in Yen
    Amount in US$
    2012 US dollars[114]
    Date of treaty
    Burma
    72,000,000,000
    200,000,000
    $1.74 billion
    November 5, 1955
    Philippines
    198,000,000,000
    550,000,000
    $4.7 billion
    May 9, 1956
    Indonesia
    80,388,000,000
    223,080,000
    $1.8 billion
    January 20, 1958
    Vietnam
    14,400,000,000
    38,000,000
    $303 million
    May 13, 1959
    Total
    ¥364,348,800,000
    US$1,012,080,000
     

  • Damn

    这个自吹自擂的"伟人"该是"流芳百世"还是"遗臭万年"呢?各位父老乡亲你们好好研究研究….

  • Damn

    这个自吹自擂的"伟人"该是"流芳百世"还是"遗臭万年"呢?各位父老乡亲你们好好研究研究….

  • Tak Boleh Tahan

    The longer LKY stays on, the greater the chances of him becoming zero. Every day that another Lee or Ho or anyone else connected with the Lee Dynasty continues to ruin (sorry, I mean run) Singapore, is another day of mourning. Great leaders know when their time is up. There is always a sell-by date. They do not need books and schools and awards to preserve their legacy. For that matter, it appears day by day that LKY's legacy may become less assured than Mahatir's. Which is a crying shame. Malaysia really BOLEH in more aspects than Singapore these days!!

  • Tak Boleh Tahan

    The longer LKY stays on, the greater the chances of him becoming zero. Every day that another Lee or Ho or anyone else connected with the Lee Dynasty continues to ruin (sorry, I mean run) Singapore, is another day of mourning. Great leaders know when their time is up. There is always a sell-by date. They do not need books and schools and awards to preserve their legacy. For that matter, it appears day by day that LKY's legacy may become less assured than Mahatir's. Which is a crying shame. Malaysia really BOLEH in more aspects than Singapore these days!!

  • Arise

    Kee Chui those who woudl like Lee Kuan Yew to rise from the dead, so Singapore can have another 100 years of his presence . . . and to spawn more Lees . . . and to be at his mercy . . . and to put more dissenters in prison

  • Arise

    Kee Chui those who woudl like Lee Kuan Yew to rise from the dead, so Singapore can have another 100 years of his presence . . . and to spawn more Lees . . . and to be at his mercy . . . and to put more dissenters in prison

  • Arise

    Kee Chui those who woudl like Lee Kuan Yew to rise from the dead, so Singapore can have another 100 years of his presence . . . and to spawn more Lees . . . and to be at his mercy . . . and to put more dissenters in prison

  • Karma

    Guys and Gals
    Cannot you see that none of us can defeat him and only nature can bring him down?
    Either he is that capable or
    We are so incompetent at defeating him.
    Which is it?
     
    Karma

  • Karma

    Guys and Gals
    Cannot you see that none of us can defeat him and only nature can bring him down?
    Either he is that capable or
    We are so incompetent at defeating him.
    Which is it?
     
    Karma

  • Karma

    Guys and Gals
    Cannot you see that none of us can defeat him and only nature can bring him down?
    Either he is that capable or
    We are so incompetent at defeating him.
    Which is it?
     
    Karma

  • LKY Resort World

    Lets rename Singapore to LKY Resort World.

  • LKY Resort World

    Lets rename Singapore to LKY Resort World.

  • LKY Resort World

    Lets rename Singapore to LKY Resort World.

  • son of singapore

    Do not doubt, the Catholic community in Singapore has been humiliated violated under "Operation Cold Store." 
    All systems of ideas that uphold the natural rights and dignity of the populace  are anathema to rulers who have seized power by vile means. If you can be eaten up, you will be. So the Catholics were savaged for their advanced  societal insights in events enacted 20 years ago under Operation Cold store. Unlike the Muslims who are embedded in a Muslim world in SEA, the Catholics are too much of a minority in Singapore to prevent their mass subjugation and incarceration of their key persons.
    Predictably, LKY came out last year with words of irritation at the behaviour of Muslims in Singapore. He was lambasted by a volley of protests by Muslim professionals. None of them were rounded up by the ISD because LKY knows that he is surrounded by the Muslim World.
    The paranoia of power will not let things be. If you can be eaten you will be. What should we do as a citizenry to right the wrongs done to those Catholics incarcerated for decades at the whim of paranoia?

  • son of singapore

    Do not doubt, the Catholic community in Singapore has been humiliated violated under "Operation Cold Store." 
    All systems of ideas that uphold the natural rights and dignity of the populace  are anathema to rulers who have seized power by vile means. If you can be eaten up, you will be. So the Catholics were savaged for their advanced  societal insights in events enacted 20 years ago under Operation Cold store. Unlike the Muslims who are embedded in a Muslim world in SEA, the Catholics are too much of a minority in Singapore to prevent their mass subjugation and incarceration of their key persons.
    Predictably, LKY came out last year with words of irritation at the behaviour of Muslims in Singapore. He was lambasted by a volley of protests by Muslim professionals. None of them were rounded up by the ISD because LKY knows that he is surrounded by the Muslim World.
    The paranoia of power will not let things be. If you can be eaten you will be. What should we do as a citizenry to right the wrongs done to those Catholics incarcerated for decades at the whim of paranoia?

  • son of singapore

    Do not doubt, the Catholic community in Singapore has been humiliated violated under "Operation Cold Store." 
    All systems of ideas that uphold the natural rights and dignity of the populace  are anathema to rulers who have seized power by vile means. If you can be eaten up, you will be. So the Catholics were savaged for their advanced  societal insights in events enacted 20 years ago under Operation Cold store. Unlike the Muslims who are embedded in a Muslim world in SEA, the Catholics are too much of a minority in Singapore to prevent their mass subjugation and incarceration of their key persons.
    Predictably, LKY came out last year with words of irritation at the behaviour of Muslims in Singapore. He was lambasted by a volley of protests by Muslim professionals. None of them were rounded up by the ISD because LKY knows that he is surrounded by the Muslim World.
    The paranoia of power will not let things be. If you can be eaten you will be. What should we do as a citizenry to right the wrongs done to those Catholics incarcerated for decades at the whim of paranoia?

  • Political Poet

    LKY may have done many things for Singapore. But he will forever be remembered as the man (especially after the mid 80s) who sold his soul to the devil. That by, itself , besmirches all the good he did in the period 59 to mid 80s.

  • Political Poet

    LKY may have done many things for Singapore. But he will forever be remembered as the man (especially after the mid 80s) who sold his soul to the devil. That by, itself , besmirches all the good he did in the period 59 to mid 80s.

  • Political Poet

    LKY may have done many things for Singapore. But he will forever be remembered as the man (especially after the mid 80s) who sold his soul to the devil. That by, itself , besmirches all the good he did in the period 59 to mid 80s.

  • LIU PEI

    There will always be arse lickers like traveller. 
     
     

  • LIU PEI

    There will always be arse lickers like traveller. 
     
     

  • LIU PEI

    There will always be arse lickers like traveller. 
     
     

  • Why?

    Why the LEEgime need to hold the shares of CAAS/SIA?  They probably know they have done a lot of bad things to Singaporeans and can easily run road by converting SIA to airforce one?

  • Why?

    Why the LEEgime need to hold the shares of CAAS/SIA?  They probably know they have done a lot of bad things to Singaporeans and can easily run road by converting SIA to airforce one?

  • Why?

    Why the LEEgime need to hold the shares of CAAS/SIA?  They probably know they have done a lot of bad things to Singaporeans and can easily run road by converting SIA to airforce one?

  • Wysee

    @traveller

    Wow that tale…oops I mean propaganda that you spin regarding 12 sep 1943 is even better than those N Korean tales about how great and heroic Kim Il Sung was back in those days when he was fighting the japs. I think your talents are so wasted in SG. Better to go north to join the dear leader, great leader, dear general….or better still go west to join the spin docs and help Obama or one of those republican fools get elected in nov….haha..what a waste of talent in SG.

  • Wysee

    @traveller

    Wow that tale…oops I mean propaganda that you spin regarding 12 sep 1943 is even better than those N Korean tales about how great and heroic Kim Il Sung was back in those days when he was fighting the japs. I think your talents are so wasted in SG. Better to go north to join the dear leader, great leader, dear general….or better still go west to join the spin docs and help Obama or one of those republican fools get elected in nov….haha..what a waste of talent in SG.

  • Wysee

    @traveller

    Wow that tale…oops I mean propaganda that you spin regarding 12 sep 1943 is even better than those N Korean tales about how great and heroic Kim Il Sung was back in those days when he was fighting the japs. I think your talents are so wasted in SG. Better to go north to join the dear leader, great leader, dear general….or better still go west to join the spin docs and help Obama or one of those republican fools get elected in nov….haha..what a waste of talent in SG.

  • Wysee

    Don’t forget other legacies too:
    1. Use of ISA to detain without trial to subjugate opposition
    2. Use of defamation suits to bankrupt opposition into submission
    3. Introduction of graduate mother scheme to promote genetic elitism
    4. Introduction of the world first and only GRC system of electorate
    5. Introduction of astronomical ministerial pay scheme
    6. Introduction of 1 party system in SG and kill off other opposition
    7. Introduction of stop at 2 family policy that now backfired
    8. Introduction of Lees and Hos connections in all GLC and SG Inc
    9. Clamp down of freedom of press by promoting a complying MSM
    10.Promote elitism and class divide while disguising it as meritocracy
    What A Legacy Indeed!!!

  • Wysee

    Don’t forget other legacies too:
    1. Use of ISA to detain without trial to subjugate opposition
    2. Use of defamation suits to bankrupt opposition into submission
    3. Introduction of graduate mother scheme to promote genetic elitism
    4. Introduction of the world first and only GRC system of electorate
    5. Introduction of astronomical ministerial pay scheme
    6. Introduction of 1 party system in SG and kill off other opposition
    7. Introduction of stop at 2 family policy that now backfired
    8. Introduction of Lees and Hos connections in all GLC and SG Inc
    9. Clamp down of freedom of press by promoting a complying MSM
    10.Promote elitism and class divide while disguising it as meritocracy
    What A Legacy Indeed!!!

  • Wysee

    Don’t forget other legacies too:
    1. Use of ISA to detain without trial to subjugate opposition
    2. Use of defamation suits to bankrupt opposition into submission
    3. Introduction of graduate mother scheme to promote genetic elitism
    4. Introduction of the world first and only GRC system of electorate
    5. Introduction of astronomical ministerial pay scheme
    6. Introduction of 1 party system in SG and kill off other opposition
    7. Introduction of stop at 2 family policy that now backfired
    8. Introduction of Lees and Hos connections in all GLC and SG Inc
    9. Clamp down of freedom of press by promoting a complying MSM
    10.Promote elitism and class divide while disguising it as meritocracy
    What A Legacy Indeed!!!

  • disgust

    @ rise from the dead
    I certainly agree with you , i am planning to wait for him to rise from the dead !
    Greater than God?
    Look at the fears in the eyes.
    He can have his unilateral wet dreams.
    Dream On

  • disgust

    @ rise from the dead
    I certainly agree with you , i am planning to wait for him to rise from the dead !
    Greater than God?
    Look at the fears in the eyes.
    He can have his unilateral wet dreams.
    Dream On

  • adam

    @ rise from the dead
     
    Rise from the dead???? are you kidding???? LKY's fear of death is so great that today he is "chanting" the last word in the HOLY BIBLE before he sleeps ie "MARANATHA"  Come Lord Jesus

  • adam

    @ rise from the dead
     
    Rise from the dead???? are you kidding???? LKY's fear of death is so great that today he is "chanting" the last word in the HOLY BIBLE before he sleeps ie "MARANATHA"  Come Lord Jesus

  • PAP Forever

    I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    When he started to write his memoirs, I began to worship him for being such a great historian, one who can write or rewrite history in the comfort of his home or office.

    When his family started to directly or indirectly use public funds to put his name in all those aforementioned names, I started to admire his family too.

    Long live our almighty great leader and his family.

    May the PAP rule us forever.

  • PAP Forever

    I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    When he started to write his memoirs, I began to worship him for being such a great historian, one who can write or rewrite history in the comfort of his home or office.

    When his family started to directly or indirectly use public funds to put his name in all those aforementioned names, I started to admire his family too.

    Long live our almighty great leader and his family.

    May the PAP rule us forever.

  • condy

    well, LKY should have left completely when he stepped down as PM and stayed around still interfering with politics like a worn out tissue.  u did some good things for the country but also a lot of bad things so please just go away and prepare for your after-life, coffin colors etc.  people are tired of seeing and hearing your constant bullshi*t.  when u step down, do just that and not hang around like a wraith.

  • condy

    well, LKY should have left completely when he stepped down as PM and stayed around still interfering with politics like a worn out tissue.  u did some good things for the country but also a lot of bad things so please just go away and prepare for your after-life, coffin colors etc.  people are tired of seeing and hearing your constant bullshi*t.  when u step down, do just that and not hang around like a wraith.

  • condy

    well, LKY should have left completely when he stepped down as PM and stayed around still interfering with politics like a worn out tissue.  u did some good things for the country but also a lot of bad things so please just go away and prepare for your after-life, coffin colors etc.  people are tired of seeing and hearing your constant bullshi*t.  when u step down, do just that and not hang around like a wraith.

  • Lam Pard Min Choo

    I also hope to setup a Fund under my name with your money.
     
    I sacrifice for the people.
    I am great.

  • Lam Pard Min Choo

    I also hope to setup a Fund under my name with your money.
     
    I sacrifice for the people.
    I am great.

  • Lam Pard Min Choo

    I also hope to setup a Fund under my name with your money.
     
    I sacrifice for the people.
    I am great.

  • pap gone forever

    pap fornever
     
    All the lickin' n suckin' has left u with just one tooth…

  • pap gone forever

    pap fornever
     
    All the lickin' n suckin' has left u with just one tooth…

  • pap gone forever

    pap fornever
     
    All the lickin' n suckin' has left u with just one tooth…

  • iBREADslicer

     
    PAP Forever18 March 2012

    I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    ……………….      
    sliced bread is meant to be eaten..even by prison convicts

     

  • iBREADslicer

     
    PAP Forever18 March 2012

    I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    ……………….      
    sliced bread is meant to be eaten..even by prison convicts

     

  • andrew leung

    Why ESM Goh never give any prize. He must donate his peanuts.

  • andrew leung

    Why ESM Goh never give any prize. He must donate his peanuts.

  • http://- semuachakap

    The first thing one has to remember is:
    THIS is Pappie country. 
     
    Its THEIR country. You and  me only live here.
     
    Ever wondered how the Chinese scholar got his idea about Singaporeans behaving like dogs ???
     
    Can you blame him ?
    " IF YOU CAN SELECT A POPULATION AND THEY'RE EDUCATED AND THEY ARE PROPERLY BROUGHT UP THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE TOO MUCH OF THE STICK BECAUSE THEY WOULD ALREADY HAVE BEEN TRAINED.  IT'S LIKE WITH DOGS."
     
    LEE KUAN YEW
    THE MAN AND HIS IDEAS 1997

     

  • http://- semuachakap

    The first thing one has to remember is:
    THIS is Pappie country. 
     
    Its THEIR country. You and  me only live here.
     
    Ever wondered how the Chinese scholar got his idea about Singaporeans behaving like dogs ???
     
    Can you blame him ?
    " IF YOU CAN SELECT A POPULATION AND THEY'RE EDUCATED AND THEY ARE PROPERLY BROUGHT UP THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE TOO MUCH OF THE STICK BECAUSE THEY WOULD ALREADY HAVE BEEN TRAINED.  IT'S LIKE WITH DOGS."
     
    LEE KUAN YEW
    THE MAN AND HIS IDEAS 1997

     

  • Sorry, Pinky simply do not have it

    Malaysia to tighten Visa from China – mainly to curb illegal activities arising from increase crime due to avaliablity of cheap fares !
    What is Pap Gov't comment on this ?
    I  guess the "stupid answer & excuse" will be…but these are "talents"…talent at Fcking for Pros , talent at cheating…..
    Our SG gov't like "Craps" these days.
    Malaysia Gov't  in contrast …….Boleh !!!!
    What has happened after 2006 ?
    Mr Pinky , please for heavens sake, you hve Zero capability . Pse step down for everybody's sake and stop living in cloud nine. 

  • Sorry, Pinky simply do not have it

    Malaysia to tighten Visa from China – mainly to curb illegal activities arising from increase crime due to avaliablity of cheap fares !
    What is Pap Gov't comment on this ?
    I  guess the "stupid answer & excuse" will be…but these are "talents"…talent at Fcking for Pros , talent at cheating…..
    Our SG gov't like "Craps" these days.
    Malaysia Gov't  in contrast …….Boleh !!!!
    What has happened after 2006 ?
    Mr Pinky , please for heavens sake, you hve Zero capability . Pse step down for everybody's sake and stop living in cloud nine. 

  • MERCHANT OF VICE

    Be as happy as a Merchant of Vice
    And all bad things will taste nice
    Be as tricky as a Merchant of Souls
    And all other kings will demise

  • MERCHANT OF VICE

    Be as happy as a Merchant of Vice
    And all bad things will taste nice
    Be as tricky as a Merchant of Souls
    And all other kings will demise

  • adam

    Why ESM Goh no donate???? grand children overseas leh,must provide lah for third & fourth generation.

  • adam

    Why ESM Goh no donate???? grand children overseas leh,must provide lah for third & fourth generation.

  • georgia tong

    LKY legacy stinks.

  • georgia tong

    LKY legacy stinks.

  • georgia tong

    LKY legacy stinks.

  • pap gone forever

    "I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread." – pap fornever
     
    Halo papaya fornever sliced bread is for eatin' not suckin' n lickin'…

  • pap gone forever

    "I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread." – pap fornever
     
    Halo papaya fornever sliced bread is for eatin' not suckin' n lickin'…

  • pap gone forever

    "I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread." – pap fornever
     
    Halo papaya fornever sliced bread is for eatin' not suckin' n lickin'…

  • chap ji kee

    Legacy of a man who thinks he is the greatest among world leaders.

  • chap ji kee

    Legacy of a man who thinks he is the greatest among world leaders.

  • chap ji kee

    Legacy of a man who thinks he is the greatest among world leaders.

  • When a tyrant dies

    History has it that ‘When a tyrant dies the whole world comes to life with great joy!’ Joy to the World! Joy to the People! Joy to Everyone!
    No amount of celebrations can descibe this common feeling..

  • When a tyrant dies

    History has it that ‘When a tyrant dies the whole world comes to life with great joy!’ Joy to the World! Joy to the People! Joy to Everyone!
    No amount of celebrations can descibe this common feeling..

  • When a tyrant dies

    History has it that ‘When a tyrant dies the whole world comes to life with great joy!’ Joy to the World! Joy to the People! Joy to Everyone!
    No amount of celebrations can descibe this common feeling..

  • anonymous

    @traveller
    Everybody is waiting in suspense for you to reveal the source of your awe inspiring n hitherto secret epic of 12 September 1943 revealed for the first time in the history of the pacific war.

  • anonymous

    @traveller
    Everybody is waiting in suspense for you to reveal the source of your awe inspiring n hitherto secret epic of 12 September 1943 revealed for the first time in the history of the pacific war.

  • anonymous

    @traveller
    Everybody is waiting in suspense for you to reveal the source of your awe inspiring n hitherto secret epic of 12 September 1943 revealed for the first time in the history of the pacific war.

  • adam

    @anonymous
    I believe traveller's secret epic of 12 sept 1943 is to provoke  contoversial posting.
    Harry admitted he works for Jap as a translator and glue maker during the war.
    If he had done what traveller claimed, Mt.Everest is too low for him to shout to the world his deeds.
     

  • adam

    @anonymous
    I believe traveller's secret epic of 12 sept 1943 is to provoke  contoversial posting.
    Harry admitted he works for Jap as a translator and glue maker during the war.
    If he had done what traveller claimed, Mt.Everest is too low for him to shout to the world his deeds.
     

  • adam

    @anonymous
    I believe traveller's secret epic of 12 sept 1943 is to provoke  contoversial posting.
    Harry admitted he works for Jap as a translator and glue maker during the war.
    If he had done what traveller claimed, Mt.Everest is too low for him to shout to the world his deeds.
     

  • I Saved Singapore

    Traveller, 
    On 10th Sept 1943, I discovered that theJapanese had a secret plan  to destroy 1 million Singaporeans. So I used my connections to mobilise a few thousands chinese bum boats, junks and sampans to take the million people away to a land called Timbaktu. The mission was successful and the 1 million people lived happily ever after. I now consider myself  the greatest man  ever lived, far greater than Mahatma Gandi, Martin Luther and Nelson Mandela.

  • I Saved Singapore

    Traveller, 
    On 10th Sept 1943, I discovered that theJapanese had a secret plan  to destroy 1 million Singaporeans. So I used my connections to mobilise a few thousands chinese bum boats, junks and sampans to take the million people away to a land called Timbaktu. The mission was successful and the 1 million people lived happily ever after. I now consider myself  the greatest man  ever lived, far greater than Mahatma Gandi, Martin Luther and Nelson Mandela.

  • I Saved Singapore

    Traveller, 
    On 10th Sept 1943, I discovered that theJapanese had a secret plan  to destroy 1 million Singaporeans. So I used my connections to mobilise a few thousands chinese bum boats, junks and sampans to take the million people away to a land called Timbaktu. The mission was successful and the 1 million people lived happily ever after. I now consider myself  the greatest man  ever lived, far greater than Mahatma Gandi, Martin Luther and Nelson Mandela.

  • nathan

    how much wealth has lky amassed?

  • nathan

    how much wealth has lky amassed?

  • nathan

    how much wealth has lky amassed?

  • 外来人豺

    立国对人民,有功 !
    建国对人民,无情 !
    滥输外来豺,有罪 !

  • 外来人豺

    立国对人民,有功 !
    建国对人民,无情 !
    滥输外来豺,有罪 !

  • 外来人豺

    立国对人民,有功 !
    建国对人民,无情 !
    滥输外来豺,有罪 !

  • http://A humble

    LKY has the good and the bad. The question is which one is more.

  • http://A humble

    LKY has the good and the bad. The question is which one is more.

  • mat yo yo

    His biggest legacy to Singapore is evident for all to see.  His decision to stifle the birth rate now grates against Singaporeans and Singapore from all angles.  He must admit his guilt and apologize to all Singaporeans. That way everyone can then get with life and start reproducing again. As long as he does not apologize, his campaign for all intents and purposes is still on.  The only way to stop it is to admit fault and officially put a stop on it. Then everyone can do what needs to be done. But that is impossible. LKY never apologises. His arrogance is in the way. That is the PAP culture, started with him.

  • mat yo yo

    His biggest legacy to Singapore is evident for all to see.  His decision to stifle the birth rate now grates against Singaporeans and Singapore from all angles.  He must admit his guilt and apologize to all Singaporeans. That way everyone can then get with life and start reproducing again. As long as he does not apologize, his campaign for all intents and purposes is still on.  The only way to stop it is to admit fault and officially put a stop on it. Then everyone can do what needs to be done. But that is impossible. LKY never apologises. His arrogance is in the way. That is the PAP culture, started with him.

  • Kampong boy

    Is the prime minister waiting to hold by elections for hougang smc and tanjong pagar grc at the same time?

  • Kampong boy

    Is the prime minister waiting to hold by elections for hougang smc and tanjong pagar grc at the same time?

  • sidewinder

    So this man is dying to tbe called the Father of Singapore? the father of DOGS???
    Amazing ambition.

  • sidewinder

    So this man is dying to tbe called the Father of Singapore? the father of DOGS???
    Amazing ambition.

  • sidewinder

    So this man is dying to tbe called the Father of Singapore? the father of DOGS???
    Amazing ambition.

  • notFT

    When can LKY stop talking? The more he talks, the more confusions we get, and the more chaotic our nation becomes when there are real stupid people who follow those stupid govt policies that used his "advices"
     
    Stupid govt policies can be successfully implemented because they are supported by stupid people.

  • notFT

    When can LKY stop talking? The more he talks, the more confusions we get, and the more chaotic our nation becomes when there are real stupid people who follow those stupid govt policies that used his "advices"
     
    Stupid govt policies can be successfully implemented because they are supported by stupid people.

  • DP

    To all LKY supportors, I have but one condition to accept without condition that LKY is indeed a great man and leader.
    Ask him to publicly declare his and his families personel assets. This should include the estate of his late wife. And if the figure can prove his claims that the political leaders did not enrich themselves than I will accept his selfless deed for his country, otherwise he is no better than Napolean and the pigs in Animal Farm or his acknowledged friends Marcos & Suharto.

  • DP

    To all LKY supportors, I have but one condition to accept without condition that LKY is indeed a great man and leader.
    Ask him to publicly declare his and his families personel assets. This should include the estate of his late wife. And if the figure can prove his claims that the political leaders did not enrich themselves than I will accept his selfless deed for his country, otherwise he is no better than Napolean and the pigs in Animal Farm or his acknowledged friends Marcos & Suharto.

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