19 Oct '11, 6am

Former PM Lee Kuan Yew is first Asian to receive Lincoln Medal award

Former PM Lee Kuan Yew is first Asian to receive Lincoln Medal award

Mr Lee is the first Asian to receive the annual award. Previous winners of the Lincoln Medal include top US diplomat Hillary Clinton, South African activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Hollywood director George Lucas. -- PHOTO: US DEFENSE DEPT. WASHINGTON - Despite the tough economic situation it is in, the United States' core strengths and resilience will help the country come out on top again, said Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at an award ceremony in the United States capital in Washington. 'I am confident that America's innate creativity, resilience and innovative spirit will allow it to confront its core problems, overcome them and regain competitiveness,' the visiting Mr Lee said in a speech at the historic Ford's Theatre on Wednesday morning. He was presented with the Lincoln Medal, which honours those whose accomplishments exemplify the legacy o...

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  1. 20 Oct '11, 1am

    Well done Harry!

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