15 May '11, 7am

[News] Singapore makes partial break with past as Lee steps down: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, the foundi...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - For most Singaporeans, it's inconceivable that the government doesn't have Lee Kuan Yew at the helm or very near it. That break with the past came sooner than expected at the weekend with the announcement that Lee, 87, had relinquished the reverential title of "minister mentor" and stepped down from active politics after more than half a century at the very top. No one is predicting that Lee's exit will bring a shake-up of the tightly managed political system that helped turn Singapore from an economic backwater at independence in 1965 to a roaring success and moulded it into a world-class financial hub. Rather, there was a sense that the blunt-speaking Lee, with his impatience of dissent, was out of touch with the mood and expectations of the people of Singapore, and it was time to move on. That was underlined in this month's general election, which ...

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