Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

  • Kairbayev Nurzhanhas quoted9 years ago
    One odd thing about them though, was that when they abandoned communism, as some young Chinese middle school student leaders did, they often became extremely avaricious to make up for lost time. They seemed to feel that they had been robbed of the best years of their lives and had to make up for what they had missed. It was a preview of what I was to see later in China and Vietnam. When the revolution did not deliver utopia and the economy reverted to the free market, cadres, with the power to issue licences or with access to goods and services at official prices, were the first to be corrupt and exploit the masses.
  • b2526934379has quoted3 years ago
    My education in the unfairness and absurdities of human existence was completed by what I saw happening in the immediate aftermath of the war. If three and a half years of Japanese occupation had earned me my degree in the realities of life, the first year in liberated Singapore was my postgraduate course.
  • eclockle2has quoted5 years ago
    textbook in the world on how to build a nation
  • Arif Shahhas quoted6 years ago
    preceding tension could have been avoided if the Tunku and the Malays had shown some reasonable flexibilit
  • Arif Shahhas quoted6 years ago
    must not get involved in our internal affairs. Americans did in Vietnam and look what a mess they made o
  • Arif Shahhas quoted6 years ago
    we always acted constitutionally and hence were difficult to fix.
  • Arif Shahhas quoted6 years ago
    UMNO had developed to a fine art the practice of accommodating Chinese or Indian ministers in Malaya who proved troublesom
  • Arif Shahhas quoted6 years ago
    Singapore ministers were not pleasure-loving, nor did they seek to enrich themselves.
  • Arif Shahhas quoted6 years ago
    gradual reduction of the privileges of the Malays as they progressed
  • Arif Shahhas quoted6 years ago
    Ismail who understood and sympathised most with what I wanted to d
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