Tag Archives: Lee Kuan Yew

The Great Paper Chase

A writer by the name of Mary Lee wrote a beautiful, scathing criticism of Singapore’s education system… way back in 1974. Lee Kuan Yew wanted her sacked for it. It remains incredibly relevant to this day. Read about it here.

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Lee Kuan Yew and Paul Graham quotes

Just putting this out there, without commentary for now: “You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again: Humpty Dumpty cannot be … Continue reading

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Fascination with LKY

I have a growing fascination and obsession with Lee Kuan Yew. I anticipate that he will become a near mythical figure after his passing, and I’m especially curious about… pretty much everything about him. I have the books and I’m … Continue reading

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What would Lee Kuan Yew be like if he were born in 1990?

I often feel like we don’t explore Lee Kuan Yew’s personality enough. His swag. He used to smoke, drink and hang out with lawyers, criminals, academics and communists. His white-washed political persona is far less interesting. He was once a … Continue reading

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An open letter to MM Lee: Stop talking about track records, please.

MM: Aljunied GRC residents will regret choosing the WP VOTERS in Aljunied GRC who choose the Workers’ Party (WP) team will regret it, said Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Friday night. ‘If they choose (the opposition), then I say, … Continue reading

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Why Singaporeans Don’t Feel That They Belong

IN THE midst of all the talk about creativity and vibrancy and buzz, his question came like a cry in the wilderness. Final-year aerospace engineering student Lim Zi Rui, 23, stood up during the Nanyang Technological University Ministerial Forum last … Continue reading

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The Temasek Review’s comparison of Singapore & Japan

SM Goh Chok Tong Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has come out to criticize Singaporeans’ backlash to floods. In a forum for the contributors of the state run REACH portal, SM Goh said: “How many of you followed the latest tragic … Continue reading

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