Lee Kuan Yew

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Tan Jing Quee, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, And Poh Soo Kai’s “Comet In Our Sky: Lim Chin Siong In History”

A review of Tan Jing Quee, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, And Poh Soo Kai’s “Comet In Our Sky: Lim Chin Siong In History”. Continue reading

“Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: A Nation’s ‘Where Were You When …’ Moment”

Together with five other panellists about two weeks ago, I was invited to a TODAY roundtable discussion on the impact and legacy of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. With another 24-year-old gentleman we were the youngest in the group, and I premised my sharing upon arguments that any assessment of his “impact” or “legacy” has to be more balanced and nuanced. And of course, spoke as a young Singaporean. During the session, I therefore drew on a commentary written by a friend – who wrote that he “knew the myth”, but “not the legacy” – and also on my recent study trip to the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Bandung. Continue reading

“Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”: An Indonesian Agenda For The Future

Across six privileged days in Jakarta and Bandung, to find out more about Indonesia’s policy challenges, we met with former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (“Governor Ahok”), and Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil – among many others from the ministries, the central bank, as well as local think-tanks. Continue reading

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