Mar 31, 2015

'A giant of history' leaves the stage

The late Lee Kuan Yew used to insist that he had to maintain a tight political grip on Singapore. Today, however, there are rising doubts about the durability of the system he has bequeathed to his son.

Mar 31, 2015

'Singapore model' all too often misunderstood

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The true secret of Lee Kuan Yew's political genius was not his skillful use of repressive practices, such as launching lawsuits against the media or his political opponents. Lee's revolutionary tack was to use democratic institutions and the rule of law to curb the ...

Mar 31, 2015

Singapore's iron patriarch

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Lee Kuan Yew cut his teeth on politics, but his ruthlessness in ensuring the dominance of his People's Action Party removed political contenders who might one day take over. It's the age-old problem when a great philosopher-king departs.

Mar 31, 2015

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country’s late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with offenses including hurting religious feelings. The charges could carry a jail sentence. Student Amos Yee smiled and fidgeted as ...

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Mar 30, 2015

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a 21-gun salute ...

Grieving Singaporeans pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 25, 2015

Grieving Singaporeans pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans wept on the streets and gathered in their thousands Wednesday to pay their respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew as his flag-draped coffin was transported on a gun carriage to parliament for public viewing. After a two-day private wake for the family, ...

Mar 25, 2015

Abe may attend Lee funeral in Singapore

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering attending the state funeral Sunday for former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, government sources said. Abe will make a final decision while examining his Diet schedule and coordinating with the government of Singapore, the sources said. Abe ...