Daily Archives: 2015-03-20

Myth about a great Singapore leader

By Joshua Chiang Many people wrongly assume I dislike or am angry at Lee Kuan Yew. I am not. There is no denying that he is a remarkable politician, and among the leaders of post-colonial nations, probably one of the best. There is a lot about him that one can admire, his relentless drive, his gumption, his cunning. But what …

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Toh Chin Chye – “He was crying. I don’t understand him at all.”

Excerpt of an interview with Dr Toh Chin Chye, published in ‘Leaders of Singapore’ by Melanie Chew, 1996 August 9, 1965 I remember that morning very clearly. In the morning, I wrote a letter to Tengku. He promptly replied in the afternoon. I stayed behind (in Kuala Lumpur) and Lee came back to announce to the public in Singapore that …

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Former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in hospital

The Prime Minister Office (PMO) has released another update on the medical condition of Singapore’s former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. In the statement, it states that Mr Lee remains critically ill and added that the current Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong would like to thank the public for their support and good wishes. Local and international media went …

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Mulitple fires break out in Malé

Chaos erupted in Malé in the early hours of Friday (20 March) when fires broke out in at least three locations across the Maldives’ capital. The largest blaze was in a warehouse at Maafannu Orchid Villa. No injuries were reported.

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