The Wit Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 981438528X
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Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore’s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is today. Throughout this surprising and at times painful journey, he has proved a charismatic and occasionally controversial leader. Lee is a conviction politician whose speeches are unambiguous, characterful and eminently quotable; this collection of almost 600 short quotations provides a compelling summary of his views on a wide range of topics from Singapore’s past, present and future. In Lee's own words: "I have been accused of many things in my lfe, but not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to speak my mind."

Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Kuan Yew Lee
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262019124
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A respected former prime minister of Singapore discusses Islamic terrorism; economic growth; democracy; the welfare state; education; the free market; the roles of the United States, China and India in world politics; and much more.

Lee Kuan Yew The Man and His Ideas

Author: Han Fook Kwang
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 981467768X
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Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 92. This book, which was first published in 1998, tells the story of his life from when the Japanese occupied Singapore in 1941 until 1998 when he was Senior Minister. Based on 13 exclusive interviews held over 30 hours, this book chronicles the events, people and political fortunes that were to shape Lee’s view of the world, as well as the path he set for the transformation of Singapore. It delves into the choices he made, the political turnings he took, the insights gained and lessons learnt, some of which were expounded to the authors for the first time, with wit, wisdom, candour and vivid recollection. Written by three leading journalists from The Straits Times

The Singapore Story Student Edition

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814721360
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Specially tailored edition to complement the study of Singapore’s history. This student edition of The Singapore Story is a shortened version of the original edition of The Singapore Story, the first volume of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs published in 2008. It covers all the significant moments in the life of Singapore’s first prime minister, in his own words, and dispenses with passages that do not directly concern Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew The Critical Years

Author: Alex Josey
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814435686
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Lee Kuan Yew: The Critical Years (1971–78) is a facsimile edition of Alex Josey’s second masterful account of Singapore’s formidable prime minister, first published in 1980 and simply titled Lee Kuan Yew Vol 2. In this volume, Josey tells the continuing story of Singapore’s remarkable development from the beginning of 1971 to the end of 1978. Read about Lee’s fears, hopes, triumphs and failures, his analytical judgements, his look into the future, his valuations and beliefs, his unswerving faith in the ability of the average Singaporean to understand what his prime minister is talking about, and his supreme confidence that Singapore will survive as an independent, if inter-dependent, sovereign state, and be successful.

From Third World to First

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060197765
Format: PDF
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth–highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city–state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state's security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial–era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always "to be correct, not politically correct." Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today's safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee's unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: "If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one." Though Lee's domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry–spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children –– particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore's deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary's heart, soul, and mind.

Up Close with Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Private Limited
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited
ISBN: 9789814677790
Format: PDF
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Up Close with Lee Kuan Yew gathers together some of the vivid memories of 28 people who had worked or interacted closely with Lee Kuan Yew in some way or other, from when he was at university in Cambridge right up to his demise in 2015. Among these are his Principal Private Secretaries, who lived and breathed Mr Lee for a few years each. The others include former President SR Nathan and business associates such as Liew Mun Leong, Wee Cho Yaw, Robert Kuok, Philip Yeo and Li Ka Shing. This book captures with surprising candidness what it was like to work with the utterly serious and no nonsense Mr Lee. The anecdotes also recount tender moments between Mr and Mrs Lee that attest to their respect and deep affection for each other. The insights into Mr Lee are plentiful and a poignant reminder of a great man who gave all he had for Singapore.