Protesters throw petrol bombs at police outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon on November 17. Photo: Kyodo

Hong Kong campus protests: what would Lee Kuan Yew do?

  • As battles raged in Hong Kong universities, remarks by the late leader on how he handled student protesters spread on WhatsApp
  • But while Singapore’s methods were effective in the 1960s, an expert says a different tack is now needed
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters throw petrol bombs at police outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon on November 17. Photo: Kyodo
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Protesters take cover behind barricades as police fire tear gas during clashes in the Jordan district of Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE

Singapore also vulnerable to protests that have left Hong Kong at ‘breaking point’, minister claims

  • Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing warned a similar situation could occur in Singapore if the government becomes complacent
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi also weighed in on the Hong Kong protests, expressing ‘strong concern’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters take cover behind barricades as police fire tear gas during clashes in the Jordan district of Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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