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.
In a Facebook post, alleged that the Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam and Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan were given preferential treatment in renting colonial bungalows.
At a launch for his latest book, the ex-minister commented on China’s rise, the war in Gaza, why Hongkongers are ‘bothered by Singapore’, and on late leader Lee Kuan Yew: ‘He was not a sadist.’
Hong Kong’s richest man commended Lee’s commitment to the people in his video message, adding he missed his ‘old friend’.
Hong Kong tycoons Li Ka-shing and Lee Shau-kee are among those who have extended warm wishes to Malaysia’s richest man on his centenary.
Lee Kuan Yew’s memorialisation remains a subject of debate in Singapore, but he is said to have vehemently opposed having a personality cult around him.
Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office has ordered Australia-based website East Asia Forum to issue a correction over falsehoods in an article written by an academic.
As the late leader’s 100th birth anniversary approaches, former Singapore newspaper editor Han Fook Kwang looks back at Lee’s past remarks to gauge what he would make of the world now.
K Shanmugam and Vivian Balakrishnan have sued Lee Hsien Yang for defamation over allegations about the Singapore ministers’ rental of two bungalows at Ridout Road.
In an exclusive interview with the Post, the Singapore presidential front runner talks ‘economic warfare’, China’s growing capabilities and the experience he could bring to bear if elected.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called for prudence in managing the country’s financial reserves as the scale of future crises is unknown.
Malaysian social media erupted in fury at Jocelyn Chia’s skit, performed at a New York comedy club and uploaded to TikTok and Instagram, in which she joked about the missing plane and said ‘f*** you Malaysia’.
Minister K Shanmugam says Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Suet Fern ‘will have every right to provide explanations’ in perjury probe if they return to Singapore to be interviewed by police.
Lee Hsien Yang had been considering running in the presidential election, but is close to giving up due to the latest wave of verbal attacks against him.
Discord among the Lee siblings has simmered for years since the death in 2015 of their father, Lee Kuan Yew, who was the founder of modern Singapore.
The two are being investigated for giving false evidence in judicial proceedings over Singapore’s late independence leader Lee Kuan Yew.
The late queen often visited Commonwealth states, including former colonies like Singapore and Malaysia; her motorcade was chased in Kuala Lumpur and she rode an elephant in India.
Wong, 49, will become one of Singapore’s two deputy prime ministers and retain his current portfolio as finance minister. But the lack of major movement in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s cabinet suggests the ruling party’s succession process remains ‘delayed’, an analyst said.
Marcos Jnr’s emphatic victory spotlights the dynastic rule by scions of Asian strongmen such as South Korea’s Park Chung-hee, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Indonesia’s Sukarno.
Lee Hsien Loong says the timing of a general election that must be held by 2025 will be a key factor in determining when he will step down and hand power to Wong, who was backed by 15 out of 19 ‘stakeholders’ to become the next leader
Lee has remained to steer the city state into calmer waters but the seeming succession vacuum has been unsettling for a public used to long-telegraphed transitions in the Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong eras.
An Indonesian tycoon’s US$150,000 donation to 24-year-old Loh underscores his rising popularity in a nation that boasts its own top players.
The suit concerned false statements published by The Online Citizen in 2019 about Lee Kuan Yew’s former home. All proceeds will be donated to charity, the PM’s press secretary said.
Government spokesmen should break free from the script, and adopt a more open approach – like professor Zhang Weiwei or late Singaporean statesman Lee Kuan Yew