Monthly Archives: March 2015

Month: March 2015 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.

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Month: March 2015 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.

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Month: March 2015 The protocol for public figure deaths

GLENN GREENWALD: “We are all taught that it is impolite to speak ill of the dead, particularly in the immediate aftermath of someone’s death. For a private person, in a private setting, that makes perfect sense. Most human beings are complex and shaped by conflicting drives, defined by both good and bad acts. That’s more or less what it means

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Month: March 2015 Public speaking at Speaker’s Corner has been rescinded (due to passing of Lee Kuan Yew)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 Order: Citation and commencement 1.

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Month: March 2015 Low Thia Khiang’s condolence message to PM Lee and Lee Kuan Yew’s family

Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the Workers’ Party, I wish to convey my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee was Singapore’s first Prime Minister, heading the Government for over three decades and thereafter serving another 21 years in the Cabinet as Senior Minister and Minister Mentor.

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