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Lee Kuan Yew: A Tribute

Publisher: Straits Times Press
  • Description
  • Lee Kuan Yew: A Tribute is a keepsake collection of stories on Singapore’s first prime minister, initially published in The Straits Times from 23 to 27 March 2015.

    It captures Lee Kuan Yew’s impact on Singaporeans and on the geopolitical stage, in tributes from his colleagues, family and friends, and essays by the newspaper’s most seasoned political journalists.


    Founding Father:
    Union rabble rouser • Singapore’s first prime minister • Early years: Barisan walkout, social shake-out, British pull-out • First among equals • The LKY I remember – Othman Wok, Jean Marshall, Sidek Saniff, SR Nathan

    Party Man:
    On the campaign trail • Grooming younger leaders • This is a job that has to be finished and I’ll finish it • Mr Lee’s knuckleduster approach to opponents • The LKY I remember – S Dhanabalan, George Yeo, James Fu, Richard Hu, Abdullah Tarmugi

    Nation Builder:
    Early years: port, homes, industry • Did Mr Lee create a Singapore in his own image? • The LKY I remember – Liu Thai Ker, Heng Swee Keat, Peter Seah, Lim Siong Guan, Koh Hock Kiat, Cheong Yip Seng, Alan Chan

    Foreign Policy Architect:
    Global links • Small state must seek maximum number of friends • In Mr Lee’s later years, the world turned to him as seer and sage • The LKY I remember – Tommy Koh, Henry Kissinger, S Jayakumar, Chan Heng Chee, Bilahari Kausikan

    Family Man:
    I would be a different man • When you needed him, he was there • Devoted husband and caring father • The LKY I remember – Lee Wei Ling, Lee Hsien Yang, Monica Lee, Lee Suan Yew, Ng Kok Song

ISBN: 9789814642125
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 148
Year Published: 2015
Size: 250mm x 210mm
Language: English