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Hard truths, indeed

Rare insights into the mind of MM Lee by Elgin Toh

One distinctive feature is its extensive use of the question-and-answer format, which the authors hope will engage younger readers and capture unvarnished the robust exchanges between Mr Lee and his interviewers.

‘He gave us unprecedented access and time because he wanted to reach out especially to younger Singaporeans who may be unconvinced whether his views are still relevant in this day and age.’

‘My abiding concern for Singapore arises from my belief that the younger generation, especially those below 35, had never seen the harsh economic conditions. They therefore do not know the threats we face from neighbouring countries.’ Or as he stressed several times in the interviews, there were hard truths about Singapore that the younger generation needed to understand.

THE DANGER OF THE LIBERAL YOUNG. REALITY IS HARD. LIKE A BOOT STAMPING ON THE HUMAN FACE- FOREVER.

And MM Lee shares views of S’pore’s future in new book

“Every pregnant pause from MM, interspersed with every incisive question from our writers, truly makes the whole read much more rewarding. The book and DVD set also makes for a wonderful gift and keepsake on the history and the making of Singapore.”

ALL HAIL OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE. ALL HAIL OUR LEADERS. I LOVE-

Okay, I’ll shut up now. The Straits Times will gladly provide more information.


No shit, Sherlock.

World is Over-armed, Peace is Under-funded – UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded,” says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who points out that global military spending is estimated at over one trillion dollars – “and rising every day.

Well, I’m kinda surprised that it wasn’t sarcastic.