Posts Tagged ‘Lee Kuan Yew’

Clever Daw Suu hitting the pride of Kaisu Singaporeans

October 5, 2013

Clever Daw Suu hitting the pride of Kaisu Singaporeans

Upon being briefed that Singapore’s education system was “workforce-oriented”, Suu Kyi, 68, said: “That made me think, what is work all about? What are human beings for? What are human lives about?”

Her departing words shook Singaporeans who had been led to believe in the superiority of the Singaporean development model for less developed countries.

“I think we have much to offer you, come and find out,” Suu Kyi said.

“Perhaps Singapore could learn from us on how to have a more relaxed way of life.”

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Appeal to recently released General Khin Nyunt

January 13, 2012

Maungmaung Skw wrote on his FB wall: ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးေဟာင္း ဦးခင္ညြန္႕ လြတ္လာတာ ၀မ္းသာပါတယ္။အထဲမွာ ၆ႏွစ္ေလာက္ေနခဲ့ ျပီးျပီဆိုေတာ့-စဥ္းစားေတြးေတာခ်ိန္ အမ်ားႀကီး ရခဲ့မွာပါ-သူဟာ တပ္အတြက္ အလုပ္လုပ္ခဲ့တယ္-တပ္ကသူဘက္မွာမရွိဘူး-ျပည္သူ႕အတြက္လုပ္ၾကည့္ပါလား-ျပည္သူက သူ႕ဘက္မွာရွိမွာ အေသအျခာဘဲ-စိတ္ဓာတ္မက်ပါနဲ႕-အခ်ိန္ေတြအမ်ားႀကီး က်န္ပါေသးတယ္-အရည္အခ်င္းရွိတဲ့သူတုိင္းအတြက္ တိုင္းျပည္မွာ ေနရာေတြရွိပါတယ္။မိမိဘ၀ ေန၀င္ခ်ိန္မွာ တိုင္းျပည္အတြက္-အမ်ားအတြက္-ျပည္သူအတြက္-အက်ိဳးရွိတာေတြ လုပ္သြားလိမ့္မယ္လို႕ေမွ်ာ္လင့္မိပါတယ္။လူတစ္စုအတြက္လုပ္ခဲ့မိလို႕-အဲ့ဒီလူတစ္စုကဘဲ-ေက်းဇူးဆပ္တာ ခံယူျပီးျပီဆိုေတာ့-ပညာရွိတစ္ေယာက္ဘဲ-သေဘာေပါက္သင့္ပါျပီ။ (more…)

We should rather believe the US Ambassador and ignore the venomous LKY’s rebuttal on insulting Islam

September 6, 2011

Source: Mr Lee refutes US cable leaked by WikiLeaks, my paper  Tuesday, Sep 06, 2011

Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew yesterday refuted a leaked United States Embassy cable which reported that he had described Islam as a “venomous religion”.

In a statement issued by his press secretary, Ms Yeong Yoon Ying, he said: “This is false.”

Mr Lee said that nowhere in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes “does it record me describing Islam as ‘venomous’, nor did I say anything which could have given that impression”.

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WE CANNOT COMPROMISE ON ISLAM FRIENDS

January 31, 2011

NOTE: WE CANNOT COMPROMISE ON ISLAM.

Some Chinese leaders has no problem that his daughter converted to Christian and even if his grandchild were a gay. For the Buddhists and Hindus, I had seen and read in the newspapers, no problem if Chinese Dieties and Hindu R brought in and put together with their gods’ statues or Buddha’s statue.

Buddhist & Hindus who R vegetarians or just avoids meat would not mind sitting together with their friends eating meat. They could marry and stay together with the spouses from different religion…etc. But MOST although not all the Muslims try to avoid those kind of situation as they know that Islam do not allow. May be they sometimes could not avoid other sins but…NOTE that there is some religious edits in Myanmar that gambling or lotery under the NON-ISLAMIC government is permissionable!

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Although migrated and settled into the heart of Muslims, Lee Kuan Yew is ignorant about Hearts and Minds of Muslims

January 27, 2011
Launching a new book

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Although migrated and settled into the heart of Muslims, Lee Kuan Yew is ignorant about Hearts and Minds of Muslims

Source_Star letter,”LKY’s concerns about Islam unjustified“, by IMRAN PRICE

MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has urged Singapore Muslims to “be less strict on Islamic observances” (The Star, Jan 24) to aid integration and the city-state’s nation-building process in a new book, Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going.

It is also reported that he believes that Muslims “are distinct and separate”, unlike the other races and religions in Singapore.

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Singapore spirit blows hot and cold

December 11, 2010
Quadrilingual warning sign in Singapore. The t...

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Source_Star: Singapore spirit blows hot and cold. Insight Down South By SEAH CHIANG NEE

If Singaporeans fear they will one day be overwhelmed by migrants in their own land, the statement from a minister that Singapore is not a country, leaves them even more uncertain.

IN THE midst of a historical demographic change, Singapore’s hard-headed government seems less inclined nowadays to talk about national identity than it once was.

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Wikileaks: Lee Kuan Yew leaked that he suspected Burma is spying for China by leaking news about ASEAN

December 3, 2010

Wikileaks Says Burma Passes Asean News to Beijing By BA KAUNG

Burma, along with Laos and Cambodia, might be working for Beijing as spies within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to a US cable leak attributed to Singapore’s Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew.

“Within hours, everything that is discussed in Asean meetings is known in Beijing, given China’s close ties with Laos, Cambodia, and Burma,” a secret cable stated, quoting Lee Kuan Yew in a conversation with US Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg on May 30, 2009.

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