Daily Archives: 2017-07-03

Bilahari Kausikan: Disappointed that Kishore should advocate subordination as a norm of Singapore foreign policy

Bilahari Kausikan, an Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has written a Facebook post in response to Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School Kishore Mahbubani’s ST article, “Qatar: Big lessons from a small country”. In his post, Bilahari criticised Kishore for his view of "small states must always behave like small states" for being muddled, mendacious and dangerous. Minister of Home …

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Lim Tean: PM Lee must sue for defamation to clear his name else President needs to convene an independent Commission of Inquiry

Adding to the chorus of voices denouncing the Prime Minister for choosing Parliament to defend himself, Lim Tean, a veteran lawyer and recent politician, has called for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to sue his two siblings for defamation over the allegations that they have been unleashing against him over the past two weeks. He also calls for the President …

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Chinese newspaper Global Times dismisses “Singapore model”, claims its role for China “greatly weakened”

by Leonard State-influenced Chinese tabloid newspaper Global Times published on Thursday evening an editorial on the “fading away” of Sino-Singaporean relations, triggered both by Singapore’s recent “alignment with the US” and China’s “growing confidence” in its own governance and development. The report, which comes after Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan’s five-day visit to China, casts …

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Bilahari Kausikan’s rebuttal of ST article by Kishore Mahbubani, unnecessary and exaggerated

by Dr. Yap Kwong Weng I am responding to Bilahari Kausikan, an Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He wrote a long Facebook post rebutting the Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School Kishore Mahbubani’s ST article titled “Qatar: Big lessons from a small country”. I find Bilahari’s reply exaggerated and unnecessary. There is nothing “flawed” or “dangerous” about what …

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