Lee Kuan Yew, then minister mentor of Singapore, waves as he arrives for a symposium in New Delhi on December 16, 2009. Photo: AFP
Lee Kuan Yew, then minister mentor of Singapore, waves as he arrives for a symposium in New Delhi on December 16, 2009. Photo: AFP
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Asia needs leaders of the calibre of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew to navigate a messy world

  • The past fortnight has seen the downfall of Britain’s Boris Johnson and Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as well as the assassination of Japan’s Shinzo Abe
  • The quality of Asia-Pacific leadership is rising, in part due to Lee setting the standard. Examples include New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern and Indonesia’s Joko Widodo

Lee Kuan Yew, then minister mentor of Singapore, waves as he arrives for a symposium in New Delhi on December 16, 2009. Photo: AFP
Lee Kuan Yew, then minister mentor of Singapore, waves as he arrives for a symposium in New Delhi on December 16, 2009. Photo: AFP
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