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      AsiaOne MM Lee shares views of S'pore's future in new book

      WHAT are the hard truths or facts about Singapore that cannot be changed, and that make it critical for the nation to have a strong, effective government and stable society?

      In a new book to be launched later this month, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew will share his insights about this issue, together with topics ranging from the future of Singapore's political system, relations with neighbouring countries, immigration, the rise of China and India, to climate change.

      Titled "Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to keep Singapore going", the book is based on 16 interviews with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew by journalists from The Straits Times (ST).

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      Straits Times Editor Han Fook Kwang, who led the project, said: "This is an important book because it's the first time MM's views are being subjected to such extensive questioning and scrutiny in 32 hours of interviews with seven journalists from The Straits Times. He gave us unprecedented access and time because he wanted to reach out especially to younger Singaporeans who may be unconvinced whether his views are still relevant in this day and age."

      The interviews began in December 2008 and continued into October 2009. They were all conducted at the Istana, beginning in the late afternoon and lasting for over two hours. The SPH team took another nine months to write and edit the chapters.

      The result is a book that offers readers a first-hand glimpse into the thinking and views of Mr Lee. Each of the book's 11 chapters start off with an introductory segment that puts an issue in context, and then goes into a Q&A format. This format allows readers to follow the cut and thrust of the conversations with Mr Lee.

      The book comes with an exclusive DVD of video footage culled from the interviews. Explaining the team's decision to include the DVD, Straits Times Press Executive Director Shirley Hew said: "Seeing and hearing the cut and thrust of the conversations at the Istana with MM in the DVD is definitely a plus for the whole book package.

      "Every pregnant pause from MM, interspersed with every incisive question from our writers, truly makes the whole read much more rewarding. The book and DVD set also makes for a wonderful gift and keepsake on the history and the making of Singapore."

      The title of the book Hard Truths to keep Singapore going is a reference to Mr Lee's remark, repeated several times in the interviews, that there are hard truths or facts about Singapore that cannot be changed, and that make it critical for Singapore to have a stable society and strong, effective government.

      Former United States President Bill Clinton said of the book: "In this engaging series of new interviews, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew candidly imparts his wisdom, as well as his fears, as he contemplates Singapore's role in a rapidly changing, and profoundly challenging, global society. An important addition to Lee Kuan Yew's legacy, Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to keep Singapore going illuminates his conviction that a prosperous, sustainable future must be built upon the lessons of the past."

      Younger Singaporeans given early access to the book also praised the book. David Zhang, 24, co-founder of an Internet start-up, found the Q&A format lively, candid and genuine, adding: "The focus on income inequality and his views on egalitarianism and foreign talent strike a very hot spot, especially among Singapore's youth."

      Julia Chan-Lee, assistant human resource manager, 30, said: "To someone who has grown up abroad, this is a fascinating introduction to MM Lee's life and ideas. The dialogue made me feel a part of the conversation."

      Undergraduate Chan Yuping, 23, said: "MM recognises that our generation is full of individuals who are not afraid to express themselves through their choice of music, clothing or sexuality. He seems to have softened with age and the understanding that the times change, inevitably so.

      The book will be launched by MM Lee on 21 January at the John Jacob Ballroom 1, The St Regis Singapore. It will be available at leading bookstores for $39.90 (inclusive of GST) from the launch date. Copies may also be ordered from [email protected] or from 63198347 (May) and 63198341 (Jasmine). The book can also be purchased online from the Straits Times Press Online Bookstore: www.stpressbooks.com.sg from 22 January.

      Thirty copies of a limited edition of the book in hard cover, with MM Lee's signature, are available for sale at $10,000 each, with the proceeds going to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Donors are welcome to give more for these signed copies. Interested buyers can email Wee Ngiap Hiang at [email protected]

      Hard Truths to keep Singapore going is the latest in a series of books by SPH on MM Lee. The others are: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas (1998), The Singapore Story (1998) and From Third World to First (2000).

    • Interviews by 7 journalists from Straits Times. Ha! How do you expect the workers to portray their boss?

      Got balls try reuters, wall street journal or international herald tribune la. Better still, TOC and TR. Or maybe Lucky Tan the blogger or Mr Brown.

  • likeyou's Avatar
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    38,115 posts since Jun '05
  • likeyou's Avatar
    9,394 posts since Sep '06
    • Originally posted by Darkness_hacker99:

      icon_lol.gif If he speak faster, maybe I'll consider buying...


      You are asking a old horse to run faster...chiatet...hahahaha

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  • Asromanista2001's Avatar
    3,957 posts since May '10
    • the old fark still wanna make money from his crappy books ????

      just more lies and bullshit you can get for free on the net.............

       

      S'pore's future is gonna be like USA..............

       

      1) our defence spending as percentage of our GDP is the highest in the world...........and already SAF sent to Afghanistan and off Somalia...............for fucking what ?!

      2) our CPF will crash like US's Social Security............already borrowing money to sustain the CPF ponzi game ........

      3) over-run by foreigners like in US.........

      25% POPULATION GROWTH IN 10 (mostly foreigners)..............FUCKING CRAZY !

       

      4) average S'poreans' debt also super duper high thanks to crazy car and housing prices..........

       

      vote for PAP.................S'pore is gonna be like the Titanic.................

  • Darkness_hacker99's Avatar
    38,115 posts since Jun '05
    • Originally posted by Asromanista2001:

      the old fark still wanna make money from his crappy books ????

      just more lies and bullshit you can get for free on the net.............

       

      S'pore's future is gonna be like USA..............

       

      1) our defence spending as percentage of our GDP is the highest in the world...........and already SAF sent to Afghanistan and off Somalia...............for fucking what ?!

      2) our CPF will crash like US's Social Security............already borrowing money to sustain the CPF ponzi game ........

      3) over-run by foreigners like in US.........

      25% POPULATION GROWTH IN 10 (mostly foreigners)..............FUCKING CRAZY !

       

      4) average S'poreans' debt also super duper high thanks to crazy car and housing prices..........

       

      vote for PAP.................S'pore is gonna be like the Titanic.................


      Actually I have been in this forum for so many years already.. I just wondered... if you could tell me your personal view of what will happen if any of the opposition wins the elections?

  • onźźa's Avatar
    269 posts since Oct '10
    • Originally posted by Darkness_hacker99:


      Actually I have been in this forum for so many years already.. I just wondered... if you could tell me your personal view of what will happen if any of the opposition wins the elections?


      Why would you be interested to know his personal views?

      Lame la you, leave the what will happen to the fortune tellers.   

    • Mr Immortal Lee sourcing for more fund, please do your part to contribute to him.

      How much does he need to migrate to that place after he leaves Singapore for good?

  • Darkness_hacker99's Avatar
    38,115 posts since Jun '05
    • Originally posted by onźźa:


      Why would you be interested to know his personal views?

      Lame la you, leave the what will happen to the fortune tellers.   


      Usually when agruing for a point, one should explain both side of the view i.e. for and against. That will make a good discussion.

  • angel7030's Avatar
    30,628 posts since Jul '07
    • well, you guys can give critics and comments as much as you like, but when LKY speak, your life in one way or the other, get affected.

  • Medicated Oil's Avatar
    4,878 posts since Dec '03
    • He is just a old man out of tune and not the oracle.

      What he can sprout in the book is all edited and just a ploy to sell his book.

      All the people that questioned him are indirectly under his payroll so what other questions do they dare to ask ?

      He look good as compared to the rest and the rest that he employed are simply useless.

  • Asromanista2001's Avatar
    3,957 posts since May '10
    • Originally posted by Darkness_hacker99:


      Actually I have been in this forum for so many years already.. I just wondered... if you could tell me your personal view of what will happen if any of the opposition wins the elections?

       

      if the opposition is not controlled by PAP also then they're gonna have a hard time running this place........

       

      so many people in so many places are pro-PAP for so long so you can imagine they'll be very uncooperative becoz they scared they'll be crushed if PAP returns to power...........

       

      pro-Israel countries will be much less friendly to S'pore................our success comes becoz LKY is a frontman for the jews

  • Vote PAP OUT to Save SG's Avatar
    2,215 posts since Apr '10
    • such a disgusting look on his fucking face.

      now that he is near death he is afraid that his rubbish views will fade away and so must hammer in the propaganda again, this old fucking japanese collaborator and racist bastard.

       

  • Medicated Oil's Avatar
    4,878 posts since Dec '03
    • Getting his followers to write one book every year.

      Earn passive income from every book sold.

      Get more money with autographed books.

      Travel around the world to launch the book.

      Sell his ideas through the book.

      Why not ?

  • Vote PAP OUT to Save SG's Avatar
    2,215 posts since Apr '10
    • but his books all same rubbish, nothing new at all.

       bastard is near death at 87, still can produce what new ideas?

      All his usual recycled propaganda filth.

       50 years of his propaganda filth still not enough, still must hammer in the propaganda filth?

      pui.

      fucking propaganda.

      fuck off.

      Edited by Vote PAP OUT to Save SG 15 Jan `11, 10:12PM
    • 1950s

      If it is not totalitarian to arrest a man and detain him, when you cannot charge him with any offence against any written law — if that is not what we have always cried out against in Fascist states — then what is it?

      [edit]In opposition

      If we are to survive as a free democracy, then we must be prepared, in principle, to concede to our enemies — even those who do not subscribe to our views — as much constitutional rights as you concede yourself.
      I ignore polling as a method of government. I think that shows a certain weakness of mind - an inability to chart a course whichever way the wind blows, whichever way the media encourages the people to go, you follow. You are not a leader.
      • "But we either believe in democracy or we not. If we do, then, we must say categorically, without qualification, that no restraint from the any democratic processes, other than by the ordinary law of the land, should be allowed... If you believe in democracy, you must believe in it unconditionally. If you believe that men should be free, then, they should have the right of free association, of free speech, of free publication. Then, no law should permit those democratic processes to be set at nought, and no excuse, whether of security, should allow a government to be deterred from doing what it knows to be right, and what it must know to be right... " - Lee Kuan Yew, Legislative Assembly Debates, April 27, 1955
      • "If it is not totalitarian to arrest a man and detain him, when you cannot charge him with any offence against any written law - if that is not what we have always cried out against in Fascist states - then what is it?… If we are to survive as a free democracy, then we must be prepared, in principle, to concede to our enemies - even those who do not subscribe to our views - as much constitutional rights as you concede yourself." - Opposition leader Lee Kuan Yew, Legislative Assembly Debates, Sept 21, 1955
      • "Repression, Sir is a habit that grows. I am told it is like making love-it is always easier the second time! The first time there may be pangs of conscience, a sense of guilt. But once embarked on this course with constant repetition you get more and more brazen in the attack. All you have to do is to dissolve organizations and societies and banish and detain the key political workers in these societies. Then miraculously everything is tranquil on the surface. Then an intimidated press and the government-controlled radio together can regularly sing your praises, and slowly and steadily the people are made to forget the evil things that have already been done, or if these things are referred to again they're conveniently distorted and distorted with impunity, because there will be no opposition to contradict." -Lee Kuan Yew as an opposition PAP member speaking to David Marshall, Singapore Legislative Assembly, Debates, 4 October, 1956
      • "If we say that we believe in democracy, if we say that the fabric of a democratic society is one which allows for the free play of idea...then, in the name of all the gods, give that free play a chance to work within the constitutional framework." - Opposition leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore Legislative Assembly, Oct 4, 1956
      • "Repression can only go up to a point. When it becomes too acute, the instruments of repression, namely the army and the police, have been proved time and time again in history to have turned their guns on their masters." - Opposition leader Lee Kuan Yew, Straits Times, May 5, 1959
      • "I pointed to an article with bold headlines reporting that the police had refused to allow the PAP to hold a rally at Empress Place, and then to the last paragraph where in small type it added the meeting would take place where we were now. I compared this with a prominent report about an SPA rally. This was flagrant bias." - Complaining about the Straits Times in 1959.[specific citation needed]

      [edit]1960s

      [edit]Pre-merger

      • "If I were in authority in Singapore indefinitely without having to ask those who are governed whether they like what is being done, then I would not have the slightest doubt that I could govern much more effectively in their interests." - Mr Lee Kuan Yew, 1962[citation needed]

      [edit]Federation of Malaysia, 1963-1965

      • "Let us get down to fundamentals. Is this an open, or is this a closed society? Is it a society where men can preach ideas - novel, unorthodox, heresies, to established churches and established governments - where there is a constant contest for men's hearts and minds on the basis of what is right, of what is just, of what is in the national interests, or is it a closed society where the mass media - the newspapers, the journals, publications, TV, radio - either bound by sound or by sight, or both sound and sight, men's minds are fed with a constant drone of sycophantic support for a particular orthodox political philosophy? I am talking of the principle of the open society, the open debate, ideas, not intimidation, persuasion not coercion..." - Lee Kuan Yew, Before Singapore's independence, Malaysian Parliamentary Debates, Dec 18, 1964
      • "How does the Malay in the kampong find his way out into this modernised civil society? By becoming servants of the 0.3 per cent who would have the money to hire them to clean their shoe, open their motorcar doors?" — Lee Kuan Yew in the Parliament of Malaysia, 1965 [1]
      • "Of course there are Chinese millionaires in big cars and big houses. Is it the answer to make a few Malay millionaires with big cars and big houses? How does telling a Malay bus driver that he should support the party of his Malay director (UMNO) and the Chinese bus conductor to join another party of his Chinese director (MCA) - how does that improve the standards of the Malay bus driver and the Chinese bus conductor who are both workers in the same company? If we delude people into believing that they are poor because there are no Malay rights or because opposition members oppose Malay rights, where are we going to end up? You let people in the kampongs believe that they are poor because we don't speak Malay, because the government does not write in Malay, so he expects a miracle to take place in 1967 (the year Malay would become the national and sole official language in Malaysia). The moment we all start speaking Malay, he is going to have an uplift in the standard of living, and if doesn't happen, what happens then? Meanwhile, whenever there is a failure of economic, social and educational policies, you come back and say, oh, these wicked Chinese, Indian and others opposing Malay rights. They don't oppose Malay rights. They, the Malay, have the right as Malaysian citizens to go up to the level of training and education that the more competitive societies, the non-Malay society, has produced. That is what must be done, isn't it? Not to feed them with this obscurantist doctrine that all they have got to do is to get Malay rights for the few special Malays and their problem has been resolved." — Lee Kuan Yew in the Parliament of Malaysia, 1965 [2]
      • "They (the Malay extremists) have triggered off something basic and fundamental. Malaysia — to whom does it belong? To Malaysians. But who are Malaysians? I hope I am, Mr Speaker, Sir. But sometimes, sitting in this chamber, I doubt whether I am allowed to be a Malaysian. This is the doubt that hangs over many minds, and the next contest, if this goes on, will be on very different lines." — Lee Kuan Yew in the Parliament of Malaysia, 1965 [3]
      • "Once emotions are set in motion, and men pitted against men along these unspoken lines, you will have the kind of warfare that will split the nation from top to bottom and undo Malaysia. Everybody knows it. I don't have to say it. It is the unspoken word!" — Lee Kuan Yew in the Parliament of Malaysia, 1965 [4]
      • "According to history, Malays began to migrate to Malaysia in noticeable numbers only about 700 years ago. Of the 39 percent Malays in Malaysia today, about one-third are comparatively new immigrants like the secretary-general of UMNO, Dato' Syed Ja'afar Albar, who came to Malaya from Indonesia just before the war at the age of more than thirty. Therefore it is wrong and illogical for a particular racial group to think that they are more justified to be called Malaysians and that the others can become Malaysian only through their favour." — Lee Kuan Yew (in 1964 or 1965), — Ye, Lin-Sheng (2003). The Chinese Dilemma, p. 43. East West Publishing. ISBN 0-9751646-1-9.
      • "Three women were brought to the Singapore General Hospital, each in the same condition and needing a blood transfusion. The first, a Southeast Asian was given the transfusion but died a few hours later. The second, a South Asian was also given a transfusion but died a few days later. The third, an East Asian, was given a transfusion and survived. That is the X factor in development." - 27 December 1967[citation needed]

      [edit]Singapore Independence, 1965

      • “For me, it is a moment of anguish. All my life, my whole adult life, I believed in merger and unity of the two territories.”, on August 9, 1965, when Lee announced the separation of Singapore from Malaysia.[citation needed]
      • “Do not worry about Singapore. My colleagues and I are sane, rational people even in our moments of anguish. We will weigh all possible consequences before we make any move on the political chessboard...”, 1965, when he responded to concerns of the British government after Singapore's independence. London was concerned that the young government was not able to keep things in control and might take foolish measures.[citation needed]

      [edit]Post Independence

      • "We must encourage those who earn less than $200 per month and cannot afford to nurture and educate many children never to have more than two... We will regret the time lost if we do not now take the first tentative steps towards correcting a trend which can leave our society with a large number of the physically, intellectually and culturally anaemic." -Lee Kuan Yew in 1967.[citation needed]

      [edit]1970s

      [edit]1980s

      • "Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him, or give it up! This is not a game of cards! This is your life and mine! I spent a whole life-time building this, and as long as I am in charge, nobody is going to knock it down." - 1980[citation needed]
      • "Let us not deceive ourselves: our talent profile is nowhere near that of, say, the Jews or the Japanese in America. The exceptional number of Nobel Prize winners who are Jews is no accident. It is also no accident that a high percentage, sometimes 50%, of faculty members in the top American universities on both the east and west coasts are Jews. And the number of high calibre Japanese academics, professionals, and business executives is out of all proportion to the percentage of Japanese in the total American population." - 1982[citation needed]
      • "If you don't include your women graduates in your breeding pool and leave them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society...So what happens? There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation. That's a problem." -Lee Kuan Yew in 1983 National Day Rally[specific citation needed]
      • "(Without the CPF), Singaporeans would buy enormous quantities of clothes, shoes, furniture, television sets, radio, tape recorders, hi-fis, washing machines, motor cars. They would have no substantial or permanent asset to show for it." - Asian Wall Street Journal, Oct 21 1985
      • "We have to lock up people, without trial, whether they are communists, whether they are language chauvinists, whether they are religious extremists. If you don't do that, the country would be in ruins." - Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, 1986[citation needed]
      • "I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn't be here today. And I say without the slightest remorse, that we wouldn't be here, we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters - who your neighbour is, how you live, the noise you make, how you spit, or what language you use. We decide what is right. Never mind what the people think." - Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, Straits Times, 20 April 1987
      • "Look, Jeyaretnam cant win the infighting. I'll tell you why. WE are in charge. Every government ministry and department is under our control. And in the infighting, he will go down for the count every time... I will make him crawl on his bended knees, and beg for mercy." - As recounted by former President C. V. Devan Nair[citation needed]

      [edit]24 December 1984, election aftermath

      • "At this rate, the one-man, one-vote system could lead to decline and disintegration" - after the Opposition won 2 seats[citation needed]
      • "Every election campaign starts off on a reasonable note, then in order to get the crowds excited, they make more and more brazen, scurrilous, wild accusations." - Accusing the Opposition of "gutter politics"[citation needed]
      • "The party would withdraw services to the two opposition-held seats of Anson and Potong Pasir" - On Potong Pasir and Anson electing non-PAP MPs[citation needed]

      [edit]1990s

      [edit]Leadership transition, pre-1991

      • “I'm prepared to banter with you. I'm prepared to humour you. But if this were an Orwellian society with an Orwellian leader, would we be having this conversation?”, Sunday Mail Magazine 1990 on being a "state out of 1984"[specific citation needed]
      • “Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.” 1988 National Day Rally, when he discussed the leadership transition to Goh Chok Tong in 1990.[specific citation needed]

      [edit]Senior Minister

      • "With few exceptions, democracy has not brought good government to new developing countries...What Asians value may not necessarily be what Americans or Europeans value. Westerners value the freedoms and liberties of the individual. As an Asian of Chinese cultural backround, my values are for a government which is honest, effective and efficient." - Lee Kuan Yew (educated in Cambridge and speaks English, called Harry when young) in speech entitled 'Democracy, Human Rights and the Realities', Tokyo, Nov 10, 1992[specific citation needed]
      • "In America itself, after 30 years of experimenting with the Great Society programmes, there is widespread crime and violence, children kill each other with guns, neigbourhoods are insecure, old people feel forgotten, families are falling apart. And the media attacks the integrity and character of your leaders with impunity, drags down all those in authority and blames everyone but itself." - Lee Kuan Yew, Sept 1995.[citation needed]
      • "I have visited (Burma) and I know that there is only one instrument of government, and that is the army...If I were Aung San Suu Kyi, I think I'd rather be behind a fence and be a symbol than after two or three years, be found impotent." - SM Lee Kuan Yew, Reuters, Jun 6, 1996, which sparked a flurry of protests from Burmese students.
      • "Between being loved and being feared, I have always believed Machiavelli was right.

      If nobody is afraid of me, I’m meaningless." - Lee Kuan Yew, 6.10.1997[citation needed]

      • "Mine is a very matter-of-fact approach to the problem. If you can select a population and they're educated and they're properly brought up, then you don't have to use too much of the stick because they would already have been trained. It's like with dogs. You train it in a proper way from small. It will know that it's got to leave, go outside to pee and to defecate. No, we are not that kind of society. We had to train adult dogs who even today deliberately urinate in the lifts." - Lee Kuan Yew on Singapore society, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
      • "Supposing Catherine Lim was writing about me and not the prime minister...She would not dare, right? Because my posture, my response has been such that nobody doubts that if you take me on, I will put on knuckle-dusters and catch you in a cul de sac...Anybody who decides to take me on needs to put on knuckle dusters. If you think you can hurt me more than I can hurt you, try. There is no other way you can govern a Chinese society." - SM Lee Kuan Yew, The Man and His Ideas, 1997
      • "Supposing I'm now 21, 22, what would I do? I would not be absorbed in wanting to change life in Singapore. I'm not responsible for Singapore...Why should I go and undertake this job and spend my whole life pushing this for a lot of people for whom nothing is good enough? I will have a fall-back position, which many are doing - have a house in Perth or Vancouver or Sydney, or an apartment in London, in case I need some place suddenly, and think about whether I go on to America." - SM Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
      • "What people mean by consultation is an imitation of what they see in America; pressure groups and lobby groups..It's an unthinking adoption of Western practices of development without any pruning and modification to suit our circumstances." - Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
      • "The Bell curve is a fact of life. The blacks on average score 85 per cent on IQ and it is accurate, nothing to do with culture. The whites score on average 100. Asians score more ... the Bell curve authors put it at least 10 points higher. These are realities that, if you do not accept, will lead to frustration because you will be spending money on wrong assumptions and the results cannot follow." - Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
      • "I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that's the most unlikely thing ever to have been, because millions of years have passed over evolution, people have scattered across the face of this earth, been isolated from each other, developed independently, had different intermixtures between races, peoples, climates, soils... I didn't start off with that knowledge. But by observation, reading, watching, arguing, asking, that is the conclusion I've come to." - Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
      • "Put it this way. As long as Jeyaretnam [Workers' Party leader] stands for what he stands for -- a thoroughly destructive force -- we will knock him. There are two ways of playing this. One, a you attack the policies; two, you attack the system. Jeyaretnam was attacking the system, he brought the Chief Justice into it. If I want to fix you, do I need the Chief Justice to fix you? Everybody knows that in my bag I have a hatchet, and a very sharp one. You take me on, I take my hatchet, we meet in the cul-de-sac. That's the way I had to survive in the past. That's the way the communists tackled me. He brought the Chief Justice into the political arena." - SM Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
      • "If, for instance, you put in a Malay officer who's very religious and who has family ties in Malaysia in charge of a machine gun unit, that's a very tricky business. We've got to know his background... I'm saying these things because they are real, and if I don't think that, and I think even if today the Prime Minister doesn't think carefully about this, we could have a tragedy." - SM Lee Kuan Yew, Straits Times, September 19, 1999 on Malays in the Singapore Armed Forces

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  • dotaro's Avatar
    799 posts since Mar '04
    • It will be a matter of time that this country will be sold off, as per the practice of a corporation.

  • Vote PAP OUT to Save SG's Avatar
    2,215 posts since Apr '10
    • such a fucking eyesore, see that anglo dog's lan jiao bin.

      lost all my chinese new year holiday mood.icon_mad.gif

      anglo dog still want to act like fake chinese.

      such a fucking disgrace.

       

       

    • peranakan just say you are peranakan lah, still want to fake as chinese.

      never seen such spineless person that denies his own culture and identity.

      so low down, so bastard.

       

       

    • This harry lee kuan yew has no culture.

      He denies his peranakan culture and poses like some sort of fake chinese in order to gain votes among chinese people.

      If Singapore is still a british colony, he would never claim to be a chinese, he would say that he is peranakan.

      I despise this type of opportunistic cultureless bastard.

      worse than a dog.

      WWII Japanese massacred so many chinese, yet this bastard went to collaborate with them and then pose as fake chinese.

      later destroyed chinese schools, destroyed dialects.

      Don't know what the fuck is wrong with that fucker also.

      Edited by Vote PAP OUT to Save SG 16 Jan `11, 7:27PM
  • Askingyouto's Avatar
    815 posts since Oct '10
    • Originally posted by dotaro:

      It will be a matter of time that this country will be sold off, as per the practice of a corporation.

      You are correct, if not mistaken, this place will be sold off within the next three years.

  • Darkness_hacker99's Avatar
    38,115 posts since Jun '05
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