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Ray on January 4, 2010 said:
No one is indispensable including LKY and PAP.
S’pore will survive and even prosperous without LKY or PAP.
Nothing is forever including LKY and PAP.
SM or MM only make the PM nothing but a highly paid laughingstock.
Singapore meets most markers of a successful society, except that it is a mind-numbingly dull nanny state. Whoever has had a thoughtful conversation with anyone in Singapore? Whoever has read a Singapore novel, watched a Singapore TV series or movie (one or two exceptions) or listened to a Singapore band? It’s a creative blackhole.
It has a bully government, intolerant of critics, that has stifled debate through control of the media and criminalisation of political speech.
If a Clinton or Bush Sr carried the title of “President Mentor” they”d be laughed out of town. It’s pathetic that grown-ups in Singapore are expected to take it seriousl
While I feel Singapore is my second home, it is also a soulless, sterile and stagnant environment. It is efficient, to a point. The people, by and large, are great at following processes, but poor at responding quickly to a changing situation. Mostly this is due to their fear of failure or embarrasment.
The PAP and it’s minions have fostered this sorrowful attitude.
While I admire much of the accomplishments of the government, there is no denying that LKY and his puppet sons and daughter, and the dragonlady wife, are a corrupt force that hopefully will some day be made to pay for the damage it has done to the souls of Singaporeans.
dancing caveman on December 4, 2008 said:
The 2nd and 3rd comments truly show that many Singaporeans are oblivious to the state that they are in. Instead, criticisms towards the state and their wonderful PAP means to them, an attack on Singapore on the whole. As one can note from those comments, patriotism equates to being completely uncritical, with any criticisms directed at the current regime as resulting in a type of primal response from these Singaporeans. The PAP would be proud.
A Singaporean on March 29, 2009 said:
I am a Singaporean and I feel disgusted that some of you would call Lee Kuan Yew one of the great leaders of the world. He is not a leader to me, he is just another dictator, that will soon face his end just like his good friend, Suharto.
Good riddance. And Majulah Singapura.
A Singaporean on March 30, 2009 said:
I am a Singaporean and I am insulted that some of you would call LKY a “giant among politicians”. He is just a dictator. Please realize that.
ed-up Singaporean on April 25, 2009 said:
I’m waiting for him to die. He’s 86. 10 more years he’ll be 96. His life span can be counted already. Not many live past 96.
In fact, not many live past 90. Again, he’s 86 now.
Also, let’s see how he’s going to physically rise from the grave when so far none in history since the start of time has ever done that
We Singaporeans who have lived here and continue to live here will decide what kind of future we want for ourselves after that old man dies.
mute singaporean on June 3, 2009 said:
The following quote essentially sums up my thought on this old man and the state of our citizens…
“Repression, Sir is a habit that grows. I am told it is like making love-it is always easier the second time! The first time there may be pangs of conscience, a sense of guilt. But once embarked on this course with constant repetition you get more and more brazen in the attack. All you have to do is to dissolve organizations and societies and banish and detain the key political workers in these societies. Then miraculously everything is tranquil on the surface. Then an intimidated press and the government-controlled radio together can regularly sing your praises, and slowly and steadily the people are made to forget the evil things that have already been done, or if these things are referred to again they’re conveniently distorted and distorted with impunity, because there will be no opposition to contradict.”
-Lee Kuan Yew as an opposition PAP member speaking to David Marshall, Singapore Legislative Assembly, Debates, 4 October, 1956
in time to come, you will either see the reason behind the feelings these Singaporeans have, or remain disillusioned by your admiration of a cruel and unjust man.
singaporean on August 16, 2009 said:
Lee Kuan Yew is 86. True, he brought progress to Singapore, but not political freedom. Why should he be Minister Mentor?! ALL OTHER COUNTRIES’ HEADS OF GOVERNMENT ARE GIVEN NO TITLE AFTER RETIREMENT. You don’t see Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair called Minister Mentor or even Senior Minister after they stepped down! Giving Lee such a title is akin to declaring him a monarch, because only retired monarchs get such titles.
The PAP has been garnering lots of criticisms of late: rising HDB prices, inflation, rising GST, “world class” salaries earned by its elite ministers, the Integrated Resorts etc etc. Some Singaporeans feel that as long as Singapore has got money, everything else can go to hell. I beg to differ. In her pursuit for economic excellence Singapore has forsaken quite a lot of other stuffs, such as indigeneous culture, the ability to think creatively and critically, political savviness, poor and aged welfare. There is very little job security in Singapore. People are afraid that once they are retrenched they can no longer find a job since employers prefer younger, more educated or cheaper workforce from abroad. I once asked a question on the net and was surprised by how many Singapore citizens are willing to forsake their citizenship to migrate abroad.
He makes mistakes from time and time and only time will tell if his Singapore model can last after his death. To me there’s no doubt there will be a shuffling of powers once the venerable LKY kicks the bucket. Try as he might, even he cannot escape from the calling of the Almighty. And only then will the REAL test for Singapore begin. As of the generation with Lee Hsien Loong and the rest, I cannot find one PAP politician that I can identify myself with.
Truly Singapore on October 31, 2009 said:
Many people mistake the prosperity of singapore as the work of lee. it is not. singapore was already a prosperous city under the british. so the legacy of singapore started way before lee came about.
furthermore, singapore is not the only economic miracle but one of four: the rest being taiwan, hong kong, korea.
so if the other three prospered without a strong man like lee, it suggests in and of itself that lee is not the reason for our prosperity.
put it this way, without singapore, lee would be nothing. without lee, singapore would still be singapore. perhaps not as orderly, but certainly just as prosperous as taiwan, hong kong or korea.
lastly, singaporeans tend to equate PAP or lee with the country. they are not equal. lee looks after himself. PAP looks after itself. PAP is not singapore and singapore is not PAP. to be loyal to PAP is just being loyal to a party, not the country itself. and to be loyal to the country need not necessarily mean being loyal to PAP.
In case you didn’t know LKY was and still is a CIA operative. There are enough evidence of Singapore’s involvement in CIA activities around the region for the past 30 years (a fact which you didn’t know).
Incredulous on January 14, 2010 said:
Kindly do your research before you heap praises on the man.
It is a known fact his is a bigot who believes in the Master Race, and an admirer of China.
I wonder if you all admire this guy if you truly knew his views:
“If I have to shoot 200,000 students to save China from another 100 years of disorder, so be it.” – Lee Kuan Yew endorsing the Tiananmen massacre, Straits Times, 17 August 2004
“If you don’t include your women graduates in your breeding pool and leave them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society… So what happens? There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation. That’s a problem.” – Lee Kuan Yew, National Day rally, 1983
“The human being is an unequal creature. That is a fact. And we start off with the proposition. All the great religions, all the great movements, all the great political ideology, say let us make the human being as equal as possible. In fact, he is not equal, never will be.”
- Lee Kuan Yew, from a speech during the 1960s, Success Stories
“The Bell curve is a fact of life. The blacks on average score 85 per cent on IQ and it is accurate, nothing to do with culture. The whites score on average 100. Asians score more … the Bell curve authors put it at least 10 points higher. These are realities that, if you do not accept, will lead to frustration because you will be spending money on wrong assumptions and the results cannot follow.”
- Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
No point in heaping praises on this countries success when, this man has ripped off our souls and treat us no more than a means to his ends.
“I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn’t be here today. And I say without the slightest remorse, that we wouldn’t be here, we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters – who your neighbour is, how you live, the noise you make, how you spit, or what language you use. We decide what is right. Never mind what the people think.” – Lee Kuan Yew, Straits Times, 20 April 1987
(SEE THIS OLD MAN'S MINSET, MENTALITY IS TERRIBLE.............VERY TERRIBLY ALARMING!!!!!SUDAH TAK SIUMAN, FIKIRAN SASAU)
The title given him by his PM son is definitely a big joke among foreign intellects and literati.My generation that work with him and the govt to make what Singapore is today feel strongly that there are enough good men in and out of the system to carry Singapore to another level without him patronizing and holding a whole Nation to ransom.
Anonymous on February 27, 2010 said:
what do you mean the leaders might get corrupted after the shit is dead. they already corrupted yo
Quitter on March 6, 2010 said:
Now what did you learn during history lessons?
Douglas on January 2, 2010 said:
“He is the founder of modern Singapore, transformed this “fishing village” into a world class city renowned for cleanliness, garden image, anti-corruption, yearly surpluses, sovereign wealth, high rise buildings, corporate names, public housing and government efficiency.”
Mate, you got it all wrong. Perhaps you are not to blame as the MOE sanctioned history text book might be the culprit. Anyhow, this is not what we were taught, perhaps they did a major revision?
The quote above is flaw fundamentally on 2 points, and gravely so.
1. The founder of modern Singapore is not Lee Kuan yew. It is Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles!!! Singapore was a very modern city in the late 19th and early 20th century.
2. Lee Kuan yew did not transformed our Singapore from a “fishing village” to a world class metropolis/nation. Totally flaw. The transformation was carried out by Raffles after founding Singapore in 1819, and in a decade Singapore was an established colony.
Singapore’s history is not long and yet Singaporeans can make glaring blunder like this, it is not funny. Absolute shocker.
People need to get their history facts right before using it as a basis for their argument/criticism
At least it is heartening to know that this view is endorsed by an equally ignorant foreigner, says it all………………
configbullet on March 8, 2010 said:
Singapore truly has a system that works.In fact it works so well the people just simply eat and shop and eat and shop.completely oblivious to the fact that each of them had(past tense coz soon,they will lost their chace to vote once sg becomes a dictatorship)to change the gov.but nooooooooooooooooo.shopping beats changing for the better for their children!!!
on one hand they complain life’s tough having to compete with foreigners and the gov didn’t help them,then they refuse to change that during election time.i wonder if all sgreans have gotten used to being politically apathetic that they enjoy being screwed by the pap over and over again.
sgreans have not lost their ability to think critically but they have lost their balls to accept changes.
lee kwan yew did not all the things which the state media said he did.
who was responsible for sg economic success in the 80s?
Dr. Albert Winsemius the genius behind sg economic plan.
lee kwan yew took credit for it.he is a lawyer by profession,what did he know about econimics?
Who actually fought against the japs in WW2 and subsequently tried to secure self rule from the brits??
Mr David Marshall who joined the Singapore Volunteer Corps and was taken prisoner after the Fall of Singapore in 1942.
lee kwan yew worked with the japs and invented glue to sell in the black market…real patriotic…..
Who really founded singapore?
Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles.
lee kwan yew wasn’t even born yet.how some individual believe he turn the fishing village into a morden city is beyond me…unless he time travels of course..
All lee kwan yew did was took credit for things he did not do.and the state media jus propagate whatever nonsense he wants ppl to believe.
lets not forget,he was once a OPPOSITION LEADER!!!!
who was though to champion for democracy,freedom,free speech and now he has become the very bane of what he is supposedly to have defended against.
Go study your history well ppl of sg.it teaches you far more things than the state media would have you believe.if not for your sake then for your children’s sake.
I would like to see the day Lee dies
TO BE CON'TED