30 Sep '16, 10am

Duterte, Lee Kuan Yew are nothing alike: Singapore newspaper

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew. File photo / Composite Despite both ruling with an iron fist, the late Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew is extremely different from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore's biggest newspaper said Friday. In a strongly-worded opinion piece, the Straits Times scoffed at commentaries that Lee and Duterte had similar administrative styles and nation-building approaches. Lee, under an authoritarian rule, transformed Singapore from a third world to a first world country. He passed away in March 2015. READ: Lee Kuan Yew: Between Legitimacy and Performance "The analogy would have been interesting except that it is laughably inappropriate," wrote Global Affairs associate editor Ravi Velloor. The first big difference between them, said the piece, was that Lee "was not a man to have a person's life taken ...

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