Lee Kuan Yew

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  • Harry Lee Kuan Yew

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    Forefathers Harry Lee Kuan Yew Mr Lee is a fourth-generation Singaporean. His Hakka great-grandfather, Lee Bok Boon who was born in 1846, emigrated from the Dapu county of Guangdong province in China to the Straits Settlements in 1862. Harry Lee Kuan Yew was born on 16 September 1923, at 92 Kampong Java Road in Singapore, a large and airy bungalow. Mr Lee was the eldest child of Lee Chin Koon and Chua Jim Neo. Mr Lee had three other brothers, Lee Suan Yew, Dennis Lee and Freddy Lee and a sister; Monica

  • In Memoriam Lee Kuan Yew

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    arranging the facts (or ideas, values, or artefacts) in a chronological sequence that has a beginning”. (Williams, 2007) In this essay, I would be exploring a SG50 commemoration event of a National Museum exhibition entitled: “In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew”. By exploring a selection of photographic, audio and visual records, including artefacts from the National Museum Collection, the selected exhibition brings us through Mr Lee’s early years at Cambridge while he was studying law and his experiences

  • Singapore's Rapid Economic Development Essay

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    4 NEGATIVE IMPACT OF RAPID ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 4.1 AGING POPULATION Local and foreign labour are deemed essential to Singapore’s workforce in order to sustain competitiveness in economic development. However long standing past policy implication and current policy taken by the Government to spur economic development, could be argued to affect the labour market and SMEs in the long run. The past and current policies that might inflicted negative impact to labour market and SMEs are elaborated as

  • Singapore : A Very Interesting Place

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    A man named Yew Hock who was the pro-independence leader for Singapore convinced Brittan to have self-government in all matters besides defense and foreign affairs. (Nations 2) During the elections in 1959, the People’s Action party (PAP) won. This meant that Malaysia became a self-governing state under Lee Kuan Yew who was the first Prime Minister. Later Yusof bin Ishak became the first president in 1965. Once

  • The Law Of A Lawyer

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    The role of a lawyer is to understand and apply the law in response to the needs of the client, while maintaining a duty to the courts and exercising professional judgement. I want to be a lawyer who does this by achieving justice wherever possible through the provision of services that are in their best interest of the client. After all, justice is important in society, and everyone should have access to it. As Aristotle said, the only thing that makes us the noblest animals, and separates us from

  • Chinese Entrepreneurs in Singapore: Paths to Success Essay

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    Chinese Entrepreneurs in Singapore: Paths to Success Due to the economic hardships and threat of Japanese invasion in China in the first half of the 20th century, many men left their homeland in search of success and opportunities abroad. One of the places that many of them migrated to was Singapore. This new and foreign place was fraught with obstacles; however, some of these Chinese men eventually achieved great success. The success of these Chinese entrepreneurs in Singapore was not only

  • Reflection Of The Movie Tanjong Rhu

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    homosexuality remains a controversial issue with regards to the wider population as ‘Singapore is not an entirely liberated city yet’ (Oswin, 2008). There exist a grey area between coercion and consent towards the homosexuals in Singapore. On one hand, PM Lee encourages the ‘live and let live attitude’ during the 2014 parliamentary debate regarding the Section 337A Penal Code. On the other hand, he insisted that the sodomy law should remain to ensure that ‘homosexuals do not set the tone for Singapore society’

  • Leadership and Power Tactics from Ho Ching

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    Leadership and Power Tactics from Ho Ching “The Prime Minister’s Powerful Better Half” is an article about a powerful women named Ho Ching, the Chief executive officer of Temasek Holdings. This summary will provide responses to questions about Ho Ching’s influence based on this week’s reading materials. It will explain whether or not Ho Ching is an influential leader, what types of tactics she uses to influence others based on a portion of her speech, and list her sources of power and characterize

  • What Is The Theme Of Tanjong Rhu

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    The film Tanjong Rhu by Boo Junfeng is a recount of the notorious arrest of twelve gay men in an entrapment exercise in 1993. Being a conservative society, Singapore has meted out harsh punishments against the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender (LGBT) community. ‘Singaporeans are [also] disallowed from even speaking in public places about homosexual-related issues” (Oswin, 2008). This essay not only seeks to analyze this film, but also, use the Gramscian theory of hegemony to examine the challenges

  • To examine how the socio-economic status of the Malays corresponds to their political

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    government’s claims of the Malays are not marginalised needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. On the other hand, Dr Mahathir’s accusation of Singapore deliberately marginalising the Malays also cannot be taken too seriously, as it was in retaliation to Lee Kuan Yew’s antagonistic comments. There may be some element of truth in saying that the Malays are marginalised, but it remains to be seen if it was