Lee Kuan Yew: Death of a Giant

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NYT: Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father and First Premier of Singapore, Dies at 91

BBC: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

The Guardian: Lee Kuan Yew obituary
As first prime minister of Singapore, serving for three decades until 1990, and a continuing cabinet presence for the two that followed, Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91, was a man whose story reflected his times. A relentless nation-builder like Tito, an instantly identifiable symbol like Haile Selassie, Lee also had a third dimension, especially in western eyes – statesman, philosopher king, embodiment of the wisdom of the east…

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The Economist: Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore: An astonishing record

The Atlantic: Lee Kuan Yew’s Giant Legacy
…Singapore’s success, however, has come at significant cost to human rights. Lee tolerated no dissent and jailed regime critics without trial, and despite their wealth, Singaporeans do not enjoy a free press, freedom of speech, or freedom of assembly. Critics have also accused Lee of nepotism. In addition to his son Lee Hsieng Loong, Singapore’s current prime minister, other children and close family members occupy powerful positions within the country. Members of Singapore’s Malay and Indian populations have accused Lee, who was of Chinese descent, of failing to share political and economic spoils with other ethnic groups…

13 Controversies Of Lee Kuan Yew – mustsharenews.com, March 10, 2015

Bangkok Post: Lee Kuan Yew’s views on Thailand

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2 Responses to Lee Kuan Yew: Death of a Giant

  1. Wiz says:

    Still remember “a moment of anguish” on August 9, 1965 as shown here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amh93nlCdFk

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