Lee Kuan Yew on America

Lee Kuan Yew: One Man's View of the World
Lee Kuan Yew: One Man’s View of the World

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, is celebrating his 90th birthday today. I like to read his books and speeches because he can be so perceptive.

In his latest book, One Man’s View of the World, he rightly praises America for its resilience and dynamism.  He says:Continue Reading

America top choice of would-be migrants

America remains the favourite destination of people wanting to move to another country. And the country with the largest number of people wanting to move to the United States is China.

Nigeria and India have the second and third largest number of people wanting to settle in America.

Countries with the largest number of people wanting to settle in the US
Countries with the largest number of people wanting to settle in the US

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How Mrs Lee’s early illness sparked a diplomatic row

Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s autobiography bears witness to how he felt about his wife, Madam Kwa Geok Choo, who died yesterday at the age of 89.

He recalled his angry outburst when the Americans could not send a medical specialist to treat his wife shortly after independence in 1965.

The incident is described in detail in his autobiography, From Third World To First.

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Times on the Net: You can’t beat the traffic

The New York Times is the newspaper with the best website and gets around four million daily unique visitors (estimated cookies) – way above the other newspapers I checked on Google Trends and Double Click Ad Planner. (See the charts at the end of this post.)

The Straits Times resembles the American, not the British, newspapers shown in the charts in one way.

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