06 Sep '11, 2am

Lee Kuan Yew to PhD student: Do you have a boyfriend?

Lee Kuan Yew to PhD student: Do you have a boyfriend?

'As far as I'm concerned, if she does her work as an MP, she looks after her constituents, she makes sensible speeches, she's making a contribution, her private life is her life, that's that.' Former PM Lee has forgotten what he had said earlier in response to having gay MPs in Parliament. Whether Ms Joan Sim has a boyfriend or not or is married or unmarried is none of his business. Her private life has been taken out of context and now put under the public spotlight. What's worse is that it drew laughter from a simple-minded crowd. If I were Joan, I would have had my last say and put the old man in his proper place. People become the subject of laughter because they are too weak in the face of critical attacks

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/content/former-pm-lee-phd-student-do-yo...

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