13 Jan '11, 3pm

SPH publishes new book-MM Lee Kuan Yew's 'Hard Truths to keep Singapore Going'.

'Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going' will be launched on Jan 21. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW A NEW book to be launched on Jan 21 will offer a rare glimpse into the mind of the most influential man in Singapore's history. Titled 'Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going', it is based on 16 interviews the Minister Mentor gave to seven journalists from The Straits Times from December 2008 to October 2009. The 458-page, 11-chapter tome is a comprehensive examination of Mr Lee's beliefs. It covers weighty topics such as Singapore's political system, climate change and international relations, but also lighter ones, like his views on tattoos, fengshui and movies. One distinctive feature is its extensive use of the question-and-answer format, which the authors hoped would engage younger readers and capture unvarnished, the robust exchanges between Mr Lee a...

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