16 Sep '11, 8am

Lee Kuan Yew launches Chinese edition of latest book

Lee Kuan Yew launches Chinese edition of latest book

SINGAPORE : Former minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said he is convinced bilingualism is possible in Singapore, with English as a master language. He also said that children should be exposed to two languages at an early stage. Mr Lee was speaking at the launch of the Chinese edition of his latest book, "Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going", on Friday. Within nine months of releasing the first edition, Mr Lee was back to launch his latest book in Chinese. The translated version is a result of Mr Lee wanting to cater to the need of the older generation of Singaporeans, many of whom do not read English. The book is based on 16 interviews with the former minister mentor and touches on a spectrum of issues. It is available at leading bookstores at S$39.90 a copy. Speaking to his guests, Mr Lee switched effortlessly between English and Mandarin. He said while it i...

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