With Lee’s passing, Mahathir is the last of South East Asia’s Mohicans

March 31, 2015 With Lee’s passing, Mahathir is  the last of South East Asia’s Mohicans by Eileen Ng KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia’s best-known strongmen, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face … Continue reading

Editors and Executives of Malaysian Insider are arrested

March 31, 2015 Editors and Executives of Malaysian Insider are  arrested by Austin Ramsy HONG KONG — Three editors and two executives with a Malaysian news website were arrested this week in what critics called a troubling assault on press freedom. The Police arrested the three editors from The Malaysian Insider on Monday evening, in … Continue reading

Lee Kuan Yew was sui generis

March 29, 2015 Lee Kuan Yew was sui generis by Terence Netto@www.malaysiakini.com Asia’s generation of independence-gaining leaders knew little or nothing of how to get the economies of their countries going. India’s Jawarharlal Nehru, Indonesia’s Sukarno, and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh succeeded in freeing their countries from the colonial powers, but their triumphs were Pyrrhic. … Continue reading

Rest in Peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Eulogy

March 29, 2015 READ THIS: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/world/asia/lee-kuan-yew-funeral.html?ref=world&_r=0 Former United States President Bill Clinton was in the audience, as was the former American secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, who has called Mr. Lee “a close personal friend.” Also in attendance were Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia; the British first secretary of state, William Hague; Prime Minister … Continue reading