14 Aug '11, 4am

Lee Kuan Yew: Why PAP lost votes in the May election #Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew has often been described as thin skinned and intolerant of different views. I have no idea how he acts in cabinet, but I have seen his dialog with William Safire, after Safire repeatedly attacked LKY and LHL in NYTimes. LKY himself might say "I am not an under achiever; why would I be afraid of criticism?" (When a reporter asked him about LHL becoming Prime Minister, LKY said "I am not an under achiever; I dont have to vacuously live through my children's achievements", so I assume he has the same attitude towards criticisms.).The difference between Safire and local critics is Safire was a "somebody" - speech writer of Richard Nixon and NYTimes columnist. When an Ivy League professor, or even just Taiwan's Long Yingtai, criticizes Singapore, it at least shows Singapore is worthy of notice of overseas somebodies. Everyone, the singapore government included, kno...

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