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Lee Kuan Yew

Leaders pay tribute to Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on his 90th birthday

Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew received a standing ovation from members of parliament, cabinet ministers and visitors in the public gallery yesterday as he arrived at parliament in a wheelchair on his 90th birthday.

Tuesday, 17 September, 2013, 11:11am

Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew says Xi Jinping is in Mandela's class

Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew launches his new book  in Singapore. Photo: Reuters

Lee Kuan Yew has praised President Xi Jinping as a man of "great breadth", comparing him to Nelson Mandela.

The high praise from Lee, Singapore's founding father who turns 90 next month, comes from his new book, One Man's View of the World, which was launched yesterday.

7 Aug 2013 - 7:29am 17 comments

Singapore’s Lee says not to blame for low birth rate

Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Photo: Xinhua

Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has denied his policies were to blame for the city’s low birth rate and said financial handouts for young couples would not solve the problem.

7 Aug 2013 - 1:38am 3 comments

Book review: Lee Kuan Yew, by Graham Allison and Robert Blackwell

Book review: Lee Kuan Yew, by Graham Allison and Robert Blackwell

Any book on Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew is welcome news, especially one from Harvard's Graham Allison. He and Robert Blackwell have teamed up to add Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World to the literature on the city state's founding prime minister.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:39pm

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew released from hospital after heart problem

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee, 89, was sent to the Singapore General Hospital after the suspected transient ischemic attack, a condition with stroke-like symptoms that clear within a day, according to the Prime Minister's Office. "The doctors are following up with him to optimise his anti-coagulation therapy, in order to minimise the risk of further … attacks," the office said yesterday.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:21am

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew released from hospital after heart problem

Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore's prime minister from 1959  to 1990. Photo: Reuters

Lee, 89, was sent to the Singapore General Hospital after the suspected transient ischemic attack, a condition with stroke-like symptoms that clear within a day, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, February 17, 2013

Balloons with anti-Pyongyang messages. Photo: EPA

Sri Lanka's navy yesterday rescued 38 Myanmar nationals who were drifting off the island's east coast, the second batch of boatpeople to be saved in as many weeks.

17 Feb 2013 - 6:22am

Singapore's ex-leaders write off political rival's huge debt from defamation case

From left: Goh Chok Tong, Chee Soon Juan and Lee Kuan Yew

Prominent Singapore opposition leader Chee Soon Juan has been discharged from bankruptcy, the government said, after an unprecedented concession by two former prime ministers to whom he owed about S$500,000 (HK$3.2 million).

22 Nov 2012 - 7:17am

Who said it?

Former Singaporean premier Lee Kuan Yew

It could be that Lee Kuan Yew has mellowed, but it's hard to believe

Political commentator P.N. Balji on the former Singaporean premier and his deal to allow an opposition leader to escape bankruptcy  

My Russia...is a poor, long-suffering country, mercilessly torn to pieces by greedy, dishonest, unbelieving people

22 Nov 2012 - 3:18am

Letters

Singapore can show us the way on planning and the environment

Two letters on Singapore caught my eye as I read the Sunday Morning Post recently. The first from Amit Singh ('HK streets ahead of boring Singapore', February 10) condemns the lack of culture, history, arts etc, in Singapore. Are we talking about the same place Mr Singh ?

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Letters

We can only tackle pollution problems with real democracy

The current pollution problem is one of the most compelling reasons for the need for universal suffrage in Hong Kong.

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Q&A: Team player plots a steady course

What lessons did you learn early in life that were useful for leading a company? Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from Shanghai in the late 1940s, my parents decided to send me to the Air Force School in Taiwan. There, I learnt a lot about co-operation, discipline and trust within a team. Every member plays a different role.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Malaysia lashes out at Lee Kuan Yew remark

Malaysian leaders have hit back at Singaporean Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who last week said that Malaysia would be more successful if it treated ethnic Chinese and Indians as equal citizens.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Reporter with ear on the ground hears rumbles from mainland

It was when worried residents in Hong Kong started sending food parcels to their mainland relatives that BBC Far East correspondent Anthony Lawrence realised a famine was raging on the mainland in the late 1950s.

Notices had appeared in Hong Kong's food stores that for HK$50 the proprietors would send food parcels to addresses on the mainland. Mr Lawrence rang the post office.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Singapore property bounce a belated, low-yield catch-up

'Soaring property prices in Singapore could erode its competitive edge, including against arch-rival Hong Kong, the city's founding father said yesterday ...

'We must check this [rise] in rents for office and residential space or we will lose our competitiveness,' Lee Kuan Yew was quoted as saying in the Sunday Times.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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