24 Jan '11, 4am

'MM Lee, does your food go through a food taster?'

'MM Lee, does your food go through a food taster?'

The book cover of Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN THE following is an excerpt from the 32 hours of interviews Straits Times journalists held with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew for the book Hard Truths, available in bookstores now. Q: Does your food go through a tester before you eat it? A: (long chuckle) 'What do I need that for? Who's going to poison me? I'm not a defector from the KGB.' Q: Do you believe in love, and love at first sight? A: 'I don't believe in love at first sight. I think it's a grave mistake. You're attracted by physical characteristics and you'll regret it.' Q: But love, surely? A: 'Yes, yes. I married a woman whom I knew for a long time. I had no interest in her when she was a student at Raffles College with me because I was too young and preoccupied with my work. But she told me later that she was intereste...

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