Don't become yet another tool of Lee
I TAKE strong exception to Peter Day's article Tea with Lee.
Like many ignorant foreign journalists that Lee Kuan Yew
himself criticises as "flying in for a fortnight then producing a
report that gives the impression of being penned by a long-standing observer
of Singapore politics", Peter wrongly (how wrongly!) attributes Singapore's
'success' to Lee.
There are many other colleagues too, like Rajaratnam. Devan Nair even used the F-word to Lee in heated cabinet debates. Not like the present Yes Ministers who dare not even feedback to Lee for fear of losing their multimillion salaries.
Lee is an evil plague whose legacy must be eradicated, not propped by fawning praise that does not even begin to understand what he has wrought. Lee is fond of parading his British past and Cambridge days to British journalists to suck up to them so they will produce a favourable report.
He quotes American authors like Samuel Hungtington to American journalists to impress them into doing the same. Don't be fooled.
He really despises the West for their decadence (read his Asian Values speeches). He believes that China will wake up from its Napoleonic sleep and dominate Asia, which is why he is throwing so much of our taxpayers' money into places like Suzhou. There is more than enough propaganda by all the Lee media in Singapore that constantly paint Lee as an infallible genius who created Singapore.
What we want are articles that examine critically Lee
and his corrupt, nepotic regime. Not Straits Times kind of brainwashing.
We have more than enough of that already.