The Lee Kuan Yew I remember: Lee Wei Ling: My father was a workaholic
In my family, I am most like my father in temperament, and when you have two strong-willed people in one house, it can get difficult to control. Occasionally, we would get into fights when neither of us would back down. In 2002, one such disagreement.
Image of Asia: Singapores Lee Meets Mourners for His Father
In this photo by Wong Maye-E, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to a preschool student who told him that Lees father, the late Lee Kuan Yew, has gone to heaven, during a private family wake at the Istana, or Presidential Palace. The prime minister also visited a memorial at Parliament House on Tuesday in honor of his father and the nations founder, who died Monday at age 91 after being hospitalized several weeks with pneumonia. The government has declared seven days of national mourning, and flags are flying at half-staff on state buildings. Outside the prime ministers office, mourners laid cards and flowers and lined up to sign condolence books.
Lee Kuan Yew - the man who would not have taken on.
On Monday, Asias richest man Li Ka-shing wrote a letter to Lee Kuan Yews son, Lee Hsien Loong, praising the late Singapore leader for his keen intellect and astute foresight [that] sharpened and endeared everyone around��.
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: Brother used his wits to help family
LKY knew the Japanese soldiers would scrounge around, so he devised a way to keep our rice safe at our Norfolk Road home. It was common then for homes to have earthenware jars filled with sand to put out fires if there was an air raid. He took these.
Queens Honors List Changes Name On the Marquee to Sir Noel Coward
LONDON, Thursday, Jan. 1 Noel Coward, the 70-year-old playwright, composer and actor who says he keeps fit on lots of aspirin and marrons glaces, received a knighthood on the New Years honors lists issued today by Prime Minister Wilson.. Gets life peerage
10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
Lee Kuan Yew: feared founder of modern Singapore - The.
Lee Kuan Yew, one of the commanding figures of Asias post-war economic rise, was an authoritarian leader who transformed Singapore from a.. Home �� aec �� Lee Kuan Yew: feared founder of modern Singapore.
Pining for autocracy �� la Lee Kuan Yew | South China.
Lee Kuan Yew ruled Singapore with an iron fist.. Maybe what Hong Kong needs is a dose of dictatorship Lee Kuan Yew-style.. Paramedics found no evidence of abuse when called to Government House last week.
Lee Kuan Yews condition worsens
Singapores Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew meets with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, in this October 29, 2009, file photograph. Lees health condition has worsened after being admitted to hospital on .
SINGAPORE TO GET A CITIZENS ARMY; Lee Described Plan to Fill Gap to Be Left by British
LONDON, Jan. 17 -- Lee Kuan Yew, Singapores Prime Minister, said today that he was going home to develop Israeli-style armed forces.. Lee Kuan Yew says he plans to develop Israeli-style armed forces to fill gap left by Brit withdrawal, news conf, London; plan detailed
President Is in Australia; He Gets Assurance on War; Possible War Council President, in Australia, Confers With Leaders
CANBERRA, Australia, Thursday, Dec. 21--President Johnson arrived with the dawn today after a 26-hour journey from Washington to honor the memory of Prime Minister. in Australia to attend memorial service for Prime Min Holt
Singapores New Prime Minister Goes With the Tried and True
Two days before his swearing-in as Singapores prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong announced his cabinet on Tuesday. The long-awaited lineup includes his father, Lee Kwan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, in the new position of minister mentor, and his predecessor, Goh Chok Tong, as senior minister. By incorporating the two political elders, and fashioning a team of familiar faces by switching a few seats around the cabinet table, Mr. Lee, 52, signaled that he was not undertaking significant changes that might rock the boat of Singapore.. Lee Hsien, set to become Singapores prime minister, announces cabinet that includes his father, Lee Kwan Yew, in new post of minister mentor and predecessor, Goh Chok Tong, as senior minister; Lee signals with cabinet of familar faces that he plans no significant changes that might rock nation; will remain finance minister (M)
OPPOSITION QUITS SINGAPORE HOUSE; Walks Out on Vote Thanking Governor for Concessions -- Move Is Temporary
SINGAPORE, Aug. 18 -- Led by Lee Kuan Yew, leader of the left-wing Peoples Action party, almost half of the members walked out of todays session of Singapores Legislative Assembly.. Gov Sir R Black message to Assembly concedes resolution demands; Govt and Opposition members clash; Peoples Action party and Conservative party members walk out of session when Marshall proposes vote of thanks to Black and Lennox-Boyd
Singapores founder sedated, on life support
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2005, file photo, former prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, reacts at the opening of the new Asia House in central London. Singapores government said Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, that Lee, the city-states founding father.
Bradley K. Martin on Lee Kuan Yew and North Korea | Asia.
Indeed there are points in common between Singapore and North Korea, starting with the obvious fact that both are ruled by hereditary authoritarian regimes. But even expatriate lawyer Gopalan Nair, blogging as ���Singapore��.
Where you can pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew
The body of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday (March 25) to Saturday from 10am to 8pm for members of the public to pay their last respects. Some lanes and roads around Parliament House will be closed from .
Singaporeans visit Mr Lee Kuan Yews home as mark of respect
SINGAPORE: Even as thousands gathered at the Istana, and various community tribute sites to pay their last respects to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, a handful of people made their way to 38 Oxley Road - Mr Lees home - on Monday afternoon (Mar 23).
Kissinger Meets at Airport With Singapores Leader
President Nixons national security adviser, Henry A. Kissinger, held a private meeting in New York this weekend with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore to review the situation in Southeast Asia, the White House confined today.. US Pres advisor H A Kissinger holds private meeting in NYC on Aug 4 with Prime Min Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore
Soprano Gets 2d Chance
. Metropolitan Opera soprano M Costa will entertain on Apr 10 at White House state dinner for Prime Min Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore
JOHNSON VOWS U.S. WILL RIDE THE TIGER.
. Pres Johnson fetes Lee Kuan Yew, White House
mrbrown.com: Still remembering Lee Kuan Yew
I made this image with the haiku I wrote, which I am using for my blog, Facebook page and other social media platforms, this week of mourning for Lee Kuan Yew. Use it if you like. Here are some Lee.. I went to the pavement by Parliament House to write a card for him at the tribute station on Monday. Took a few photos. I will share more of them in a later post but this one caught my eye. Lky_tribute_parliament_house. Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 07:30 PM��.
Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
A man bows to pay his respects to the late Lee Kuan Yew at a community club where members of the public can gather to express their condolences, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Singapore. Singaporeans wept and world leaders paid tribute Monday as the .
PROTECTIONISM HAS RISKS, SHULTZ IS TOLD
The Prime Minister of this Southeast Asian nation warned Secretary of State George P. Shultz today that failure by the Reagan Administration to resist protectionist pressures in Congress could encourage Soviet inroads in this region of the world. According to a senior American official, Mr. Shultz told Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew that he shared his concerns and would do all he could to prevent passage of bills now before Congress that would severely limit exports to the United States from nations like Singapore, which specializes in textiles and high-technology manufactures. Protectionist trends pose real dangers, Mr. Shultz said in a news conference as he flew here. Mr. Shultz is in Southeast Asia to attend the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The meeting this year is in Manila, where Mr. Shultz flies Tuesday after a stopover in Brunei.
Thousands pay respect to Lee Kuan Yew
Thousands of people lined Singapores streets on Wednesday as a gun carriage took the casket of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, to Parliament House for public viewing. Lee died on Monday, aged 91. Chants of ���Lee Kuan Yew��� .
Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
. lie in state at parliament. A state funeral is set for Sunday. The government set up condolence boards at Parliament House and Istana and a website called Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, where people can leave messages.
Singapores Chief Talks With Nixon on Vietnam
. Singapore Prime Min Lee Kuan Yew meets with Nixon and cautions against overly hasty Amer withdrawal
THE POLITICS OF RULING AND ROMANCE IN SINGAPORE
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has made politics interesting again in Singapore, though probably not in a way he intended. Mr. Lee, who called an election in December after staging a series of events celebrating the accomplishments of his Peoples Action Party in its 25 years in power, discovered when the ballots were counted that many voters took a different view of a quarter-century of one-party dominance. Two opposition candidates won seats, and the ruling partys majorities were cut in many constituencies. In any other country with a parliamentary system, a sweep of all but 2 seats of the 79 in the Legislature might have been thought a resounding victory, but not in Mr. Lees Singapore.
Cyclelicious �� Lee Kuan Yew rode a bicycle
The long-lived authoritarian architect of Singapores independence and prosperity, Lee Kuan Yew, reportedly biked to his college classes at Fitzwilliam House at the University of Cambridge after World War II. Lee Kuan Lew��.
Reporters Notebook; Poignant Change at the Top of the Editors Society
LEAD: There is a poignant undercurrent beneath the shoptalk and cocktail gossip at this years convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
On Lee Kuan Yew: I Am Surprised At Ama Ata Aidoo
Ama Ata Aidoo was widely reported to have lamentably observed that Mr. Lee Kuan Yews death offered a grim reminder of what Ghanaians missed out [in the February 1966 overthrow of] Kwame Nkrumah (See Yews Death Grim Reminder of What Ghana Lost.
Singaporean statesman Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91 - World.
Singapore was plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who transformed a colonial backwater into a world financial centre. His son, Prime Minister Lee. Lees coffin will be transported Wednesday atop a ceremonial gun carriage to Parliament House, where it will lie in state for the public to pay respects until his state funeral and cremation on Sunday. US President Barack Obama,��.
Singapore Journal;Good Life Guide: To 5 Cs, Like Cash, Add Clout
Lets grow up! scolded Singapores leader, Lee Kuan Yew, lecturing his countrymen on what he called the facts of life in an unfair world. Even his tailor and his shoemaker give him discounts, he said. Even the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson hustled to provide an implant for his recent heart operation, eager for the publicity.
Singaporean Bids Ford and Congress Close Rift Over Asia
WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore said in Washington last night that the loss of American allies in Indochina to Communism was an unmitigated disaster and that unless the Ford Administration and Congress spoke with one voice in the future, further aggression could not be deterred.. Singapore Prime Min Lee Kuan Yew, speaking at dinner in Washington, DC, with Pres Ford, says that loss of Amer allies in Indochina to Communism is unmitigated disaster and that unless Ford Adm and Cong speak with 1 voice in future, further aggression could not be deterred; Ford, in toast, reassures allies that US will hon commitments in Asia (M)
Chicago Boyz �� Blog Archive �� A Tribute to Lee Kwan Yew.
But Singaporeans are asking the same questions about the larger house that Lee Kuan Yew built ��� modern Singapore and the vaunted ���Singapore model.��� Will it survive him, or has the sleek Asian financial hub outgrown his��.
Bus stops skipped due to road closures for the state funeral of late Mr Lee.
SINGAPORE ��� Five SBS Transit bus services ��� 100, 107, 130, 131 and 195 ��� will be temporarily diverted to travel on alternative routes due to road closures for the State Funeral of the Late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.. 130, 131, 133, 139, 143, 145, 147, 162.
SINGAPORE HOUSE HALTS IN PROTEST; It Acts When Chief Minister Reports Failure of Talks With Briton on Self-Rule
SINGAPORE, Aug. 2 -- The deadlock between Singapores Legislative Assembly and the British authorities continued today.. in Singapore
Lee Kuan Yews legacy to me, a former Asean scholar ��� Ong Kian Ming
Many accolades have been heaped on modern Singapores founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew (LKY hereafter), since his passing on March 23, 2015. But rather than examining his legacy and what he meant to Singapores development as a nation, allow me .
Malaysians Find Golf Linked to Getting Ahead; Game, a Status Symbol, Goes to the Fore Among Young Men Who Have Drive
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya, Aug. 6--These days a young man who wants to make a name for himself in this part of Southeast Asia had better be able to play golf.. Article on game as status symbol, Malaya
PAP Ministers tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew draws flak online.
In a Facebook post, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck dedicated a workout he just completed to former Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, which he created and named ���LKY91���, as a tribute to the elderly statesman who passed. Entering the post-LKY era �� Condolence messages and flowers outside Parliament House �� Revocation of Hong Lim Park as ���unrestricted area��� till further notice �� SingFirst sends condolence letter to Prime Minister Lee.
Image of Asia: Bowing in Respect to Late Singapore Founder
In this photo by Wong Maye-E, a man bows to pay his respects to the late Lee Kuan Yew at a community club where members of the public can express their condolences in Singapore. Singaporeans wept over the death of the city-states founding father on Monday, and the government declared seven days of national mourning with a state funeral on Sunday. Boards were set up at Parliament House and other locations and a website was created where people can leave condolence messages.
Singapore mourns founding premier Lee Kuan Yew.
Singapore ��� The Government of Singapore said it commenced a seven-day of national mourning on Monday to mark the death of its first premier and dominant statesman, Lee Kuan Yew. This is contained in a statement issued by the Office of Premier. Government said preparations have commenced to move Lees body to Parliament House, where he would lie in state for four days from Wednesday. It said all roads around Parliament House would be closed until his��.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew placed an emphasis on educating the young so they can.
SINGAPORE ��� Despite the meagre resources Singapore had during its early years, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew continued to place a special emphasis on education, said Telok Kurau Primary Schools principal Charis Wong to her students today (March 24). ���Even.
In photos: Mr Lee Kuan Yews body being transported to Parliament House
Mr Lee Kuan Yews casket will be moved from Sri Temasek to the Parliament House, where members of the public can pay their final respects to Mr Lee until Saturday. PHOTOS. Preparations are underway at Parliament House, where the body of Mr Lee Kuan .
Obama Praises Singapores Remarkable Leader as a.
In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, Singapores then-Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, left, meets with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Image source: AP/Gerald Herbert, File).
lee kuan yews casket decorated with hundreds of orchids.
Home. Menu. The body of Lee Kuan Yew arrived at Sri Temsek at the Istana today for the private wake following his death in the early hours of this morning. Thousands of people had queued up outside the Istana to see the��.
Well-wishes from Singapore pour in for Mr Lee Kuan Yew
A Facebook page named Thank You Mr Lee Kuan Yew has garnered more than 52,000 likes since its first post on Feb 27 ��� six days after the PMO announced that Mr Lee had been hospitalised with severe pneumonia. The page encourages Singaporeans to .
Lee Kuan Yews Singapore - The Economist
ONE of the worlds great economic success stories, Singapore owes much of its prosperity to a record of honest and pragmatic government, the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91. He retired as prime.. One of the fascinating things about GDP is that it counts loans and asset bubbles as GDP, so more over-leveraging higher the GDP.. so its not real wealth creation, its just houses triplicating price and residents over-leveraging themselves. - Millionaire��.
Singapore mourns the death of first PM Lee Kuan Yew.
People pay their respects at the tribute area at Singapore General Hospital following the death of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore on March 23, 2015. (AFP photo/Mohd Fyrol). Martin Abbugao for AFP,��.
Lee Kuan Yew - Political genius personified ��� RT Op-Edge
In an era where rather inept political pygmies are struggling to lead the Western world, Lee Kuan Yew deployed a simple mix of ingredients to deliver unprecedented prosperity to his citizens.. Yameen Khan 3 hours ago. A great man, the 20th century produced. He played a major role in the peaceful rise of China. He was consulted by both the White House on Chinese affairs and by Chinese Presidents on US reactions to Chinese geopolitical muscle flexing. Reply.
Singapore tries to imagine a future without its founder, Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE ��� When his ruling party won all but two of the 84 seats up for grabs in parliamentary elections nine years ago, Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, declared: ���Please do not assume that you can change governments. Young people don.
Rules to Vote By
Its time for some major-league soul-searching as we look at the candidates running in the midterm elections.. Gail Collins Op-Ed column offers guide to bad and incompetent behaviors shared by Congressional candidates and weighs how such factors should affect ones vote.
Picture essay: Private wake at the Istana for Mr Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE - The body of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has come to rest at Sri Temasek in the Istana, the official residence of the prime minister, for a private family wake which will end on Tuesday evening. Mr Lee, who died at the age of 91 on.