As prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew managed to have good relations with the British, the Americans and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: AFP

How did Singapore quell protests? Carrie Lam could take a leaf out of Lee Kuan Yew’s playbook

  • Riots rocked Singapore in the British colonial era but became unheard of under Lee Kuan Yew’s rule
  • The late prime minister avoided the errors of predecessors who were either too soft or too hard on rioters
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As prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew managed to have good relations with the British, the Americans and Deng Xiaoping. Photo: AFP
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