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Lee Kuan Yew made grand appearance at National Day Parade

Posted by temasektimes on August 9, 2012

Singapore’s Supreme Leader Lee Kuan Yew has made a grand appearance at the National Day Parade, quashing all speculations and rumors about his health.

As Lee walked into the podium, he was greeted with a loud applause from his subservient subjects who stood up to cheer him. He was spotted wearing a red polo T-shirt.

A founding father of Singapore, Lee was widely respected by many Singaporeans who venerate him like how the North Koreans did to their Dear Leader, the deceased Kim Jong-Il.

To adoring fan, Lee was a ‘living god’, the architect of modern Singapore who single-handedly transformed Singapore from a sleeping fishing village at the tip of the Malay peninsula to the one of the world’s richest countries in a single generation.

At 88 years of age, Lee is still actively serving Singaporeans as a Member of Parliament of Tanjong Pagar GRC. His son Lee Hsien Loong is currently the Prime Minister of Singapore.


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Blogger claims that meeting between Lee Kuan Yew and ST journalist did not take place

Posted by temasektimes on August 9, 2012

The purported meeting between Singapore’s Supreme Leader Lee Kuan Yew and a Straits Times journalist did not take place yesterday, tweeted blogger ‘IZ Reloaded’ who was responsible for spreading unverified rumors about Lee’s health.

ST political journalist Tessa Wong had earlier tweeted on 7 August that Lee would be meeting her colleague the next day:

In a post this morning, ‘IZ Reloaded’ claimed that the meeting did not take place at all:

A former Prime Minister of Singapore for 25 years, the elder Lee was widely considered as the founding father of modern Singapore. His son Lee Hsien Loong is currently the Prime Minister while his daughter-in-law Ho Ching heads Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings.

Though he is no longer in the Singapore cabinet, Lee’s state of health is still an important concern among many people judging from the frenzy the rumors have whipped up in cyberspace to the extent that even the aunties and uncles in the HDB heartlands are talking about it.

Meanwhile, Tessa Wong has stopped posting on her Twitter. It is not known if she has been ‘counseled’ by SPH for her comments.


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PHOTO: Lee Kuan Yew walking out of SGH today

Tessa Wong: Lee Kuan Yew is alive and kicking

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PHOTO: Lee Kuan Yew walking out of SGH today

Posted by temasektimes on August 8, 2012

Contrary to unverified rumors being circulated in cyberspace by malicious individuals, Singapore’s Supreme Leader Lee Kuan Yew is as FIT as a bull.

A photo reportedly taken this afternoon showed him walking out of Singapore General Hospital:

[Source: Hardwarezone EDMW forum]



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SPH journalist Tessa Wong: Lee Kuan Yew is alive and kicking

Posted by temasektimes on August 8, 2012

Contrary to rumors spreading like wildfire online and in the HDB heartlands, Singapore’s supreme leader Lee Kuan Yew is ‘alive and kicking’, wrote SPH political journalist Tessa Wong.

In a post on her Twitter, Tessa Wong revealed that Lee has a meeting with her colleague today:

“People. LKY not dead. Okay? My colleague is seeing him tomorrow. And not in a mortuary.”

A former Prime Minister for 25 years, Lee was widely regarded as the founding father of Singapore.

At a ripe 88 years of age, Lee is still serving as a Member of Parliament at his constituency of Tanjong Pagar.

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Lee Kuan Yew: It’s a ‘good time’ to buy Euro debts now

Posted by temasektimes on March 17, 2012

While most investors are avoiding European markets now with the European Union still facing trouble over Greece’s mammoth debts, it may be a ‘good time’ to invest in European assets now, according to former Minister Mentor and adviser to the Government Investment Corporation (GIC) Lee Kuan Yew.

In a column published on The Business Times yesterday, Mr Lee said:

“China has US$3.18 trillion in foreign exchange reserves. If the EU becomes mired in Greece’s economic difficulties, China’s exports to Europe will decline.”

He also wrote that it is a good time to buy European debts:

“Now is a good time to invest in distressed and undervalued European assets, euro debts and euro bonds.”

Mr Lee’s present musings appear to contrast his earlier assessment made last September when he said that Singapore, despite its large financial reserves, would not be able to rescue Europe by buying its bonds due to the island nation’s relatively small economic size.

“There’s a fundamental problem in the euro in that it makes (each member) country march to the same drummer. Whereas each country has its own tempo, and you cannot expect the Greeks to march like the Germans,” he said in September.

Mr Lee’s optimism in Europe was not shared by Wall Street Journal which commented that “whether buying European bonds is a good investment in the long run is still unknown.”

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Case Management Of Suit By Retired Army Officers Against Lee Kuan Yew, Six Malaysian PMs

Posted by temasektimes on February 28, 2012

The High Court here fixed March 21 for case management of a suit filed by a retired Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) personnel against former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and six Malaysian leaders for alleged conspiracy, cheating and downgrading the dignity of 403 ATM retired officers.

Judge Datuk V T Singham set the date when the case came up for mention before him today.

Rtd Captain Tengku Zainal Abidin Tengku Yusoff, 58, filed the suit last Jan 20, claiming that he was acting on behalf of the 403 retired officers who had held the ranks ranging from Second Lieutenant to General.

Besides Lee, they also named Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and the prime ministers after him right up to current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the Chief Secretary to the Government as defendants.

They also named the defence ministers from the era of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein right up to present Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, as well as Malaysia’s and Singapore’s defence ministries secretaries-general, and the governments of Malaysia and Singapore as defendants.

Source: Bernama

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