Written by Ng E-Jay 15 May 2015 I do NOT understand why people would go after the bottled water industry with pitchforks when the soft drink industry causes far more environmental damage, and markets a far more unhealthy product. The soft drink industry also liberally uses plastics, non-biodegradable containers, and other environmentally-unfriendly agents. They also […]
Mr Lee Hsien Yang’s eulogy for his father, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He was speaking at the funeral service held at the NUS University Cultural Centre on 29 March 2015.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s eulogy for his father, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He was speaking at the state funeral service held at the NUS University Cultural Centre on 29 March 2015.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew at his finest during his term in office as Prime Minister of Singapore.
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 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.
Charlie Rose interviewed Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew about the new global order — 23 October 2009
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 […]
Thus far, reports have been coming in that the reaction to Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s death has been measured, perhaps even muted. Crowds at condolence boards have been modest at best, and there has not been any massive or widespread outpouring of grief.
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 […]