Henry A. Kissinger: The world will miss Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew was a great man. And he was a close personal friend, a fact that I consider one of the great blessings of my life. A world needing to distill order from incipient chaos will miss his leadership. Lee emerged onto the international stage as the founding father of the state of Singapore, then a city of about 1 million. He developed into a world statesman who acted as a kind of conscience to leaders around the globe.


The post-LKY era

The post-LKY era will present massive challenges for Singapore, in part because the present political administration is lacking in leadership and decisive planning. Measures to tackle our housing woes and sky high prices have been haphazard at best, with the underlying structural difficulties ignored. Witness for example, the Population White Paper which purports to plan for a population of 6.9 million, passed by Parliament in the face of severe over-crowding and increased strain on our public transport system as well as property market.





Public speaking at Speaker’s Corner has been rescinded (due to passing of Lee Kuan Yew)

This went into force at 5.30am this morning: public speaking is no longer allowed at Speakers’ Corner. [Link] No. S 145 Public Order Act (CHAPTER 257A) Public Order (Unrestricted Area) (Revocation) Order 2015 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Public Order Act, the Minister for Home Affairs makes the following… Continue reading