Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew is considered the founding father of modern Singapore. Born Harry Lee Kuan Yew in September 1923, he governed Singapore over three decades and oversaw its separation from Malaysia, transforming it from a relatively underdeveloped British colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World" Asian Tiger. His People's Action Party won eight back-to-back electoral victories until he stepped aside in 1990. Lee stepped down from government in 2011. Lee died on March 23, 2015.


People attend a reading session outside the National Library building in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua

Impotence is a four-letter word in Singapore’s media

Nothing quite captures Singapore public’s imagination like some insider scoop and tattle-tailing.

An eye-opening literary piece of semi-fiction, titled Journalism and Jiujitsu, was shared widely almost as soon as it was published online last week.