Bitter Squabble Surfaces Among Singapore’s Lee Family

An extraordinary row has broken out among the descendants of Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who died in April 2015, with two younger siblings accusing Lee Hsien Loong, the current prime minister, and his wife Ho Ching of being “driven by a desir... Read More...

Singapore Succession a Troubling Issue

Suddenly, the Singapore government has begun to look vulnerable as it realizes that all the micromanaging it has done to make the island nation a predictable haven, and thus a chart-topper in living standards r... Read More...

Singapore’s Lawsuit-Happy Lee Family

The current squabble going on in Singapore between the children of patriarch Lee Kuan Yew, who died last April, is yet another indication, if any were needed, of the extraordinary litigiousness of the Lee f... Read More...
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Lee’s Shadow Fades From Singapore

Two events on Oct. 1 signify that the era of Lee Kuan Yew and the Lee family itself are beginning to fade from Singapore, six months after he died on March 23. The two events are leadership transitions in the city-state’s government and its sovereign wealth ... Read More...
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Singapore’s Teenage Rebel

Then he started telling us how he was never ashamed, when he was in some kind of trouble or something, to get right down his knees and pray to God. He told us we should always pray to God—talk to Him and all—... Read More...
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Teen Singapore Blogger Goes Free

A Singapore court has sentenced the 16-year-old blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang to four weeks in jail, backdated to June 2 – meaning he was freed  on the same day as the sentencing, ending an ordeal that began short... Read More...
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With Lee Gone, Singapore Confronts Hard Truths

Lee Kuan Yew may have been no more than a spectator for the last two years of his life while his son and a cohort of capable ministers ran the show. But just as the patriarch’s departure from this life has set Singaporeans wondering just how the political and ... Read More...
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Where does Singapore Go from Here?

With the death of the man who ruled Singapore for three decades and passed on his harsh governing tactics to his son and to the ruling People’s Action Party, Singapore’s citizens today are trying to dope out wh... Read More...