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Remembering LKY: Articles, Videos and Media


25 Mar Remembering LKY: Articles, Videos and Media


More than S’pore will feel Lee’s passing [SIIA Media Release, 23 Mar 2015]

The late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew played a big part in fostering regional stability, says SIIA Chairman Simon Tay, in this statement to the media. Quotes and excerpts from the SIIA’s media release were featured by Channel NewsAsia, Reuters, and by other news agencies worldwide.

Remembering LKY: All the world was his stage by Simon Tay and Denyse Yeo [TODAY, 23 Mar 2015]

In this commentary published in TODAY and on the Channel NewsAsia website, SIIA Chairman Simon Tay and Denyse Yeo take a look back at Mr. Lee’s international legacy – his global impact as a diplomat and statesman, with enduring influence beyond our city-state.

ASEAN-Myanmar Forum: Tributes to Mr. Lee [The Straits Times, 23 and 24 Mar 2015]

The Straits Times featured remarks made at the SIIA’s ASEAN-Myanmar Forum in Yangon, paying tribute to the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. “The influence is in everything we see in Singapore, the infrastructure, the law. When you come to Myanmar you appreciate what we have,” said Mr. Andrew Tan, a participant at the forum.

Long Live Lee Kuan Yew’s Lion City [Foreign Policy, 22 Mar 2015]

The late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew will be remembered as one of the 20th century’s greatest statesman – and one of the most admired leaders of the 21st century as well, says Dr. Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow, SIIA.


Remembering LKY: Tributes from around the world

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, was a deeply respected figure, not just in Singapore, but around Asia and across the world. Since his passing, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has received several messages from our partners in the diplomatic, media, think tank and non-profit communities – offering condolences to Singapore, and sharing in our mourning of Mr. Lee.


After LKY, Singapore is at the crossroads [CNBC, 24 Mar 2015]

The future is not certain – but Mr. Lee left behind a strong foundation, says SIIA Chairman Simon Tay in this phone interview with CNBC: “It will be a record that he has left a solid bunch of institutions, rule of law…and an economy that has gone from, in his own words, third world to first”.

In Some Ways Lee Kuan Yew Is Still Here [Bloomberg, 25 Mar 2015]

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay discusses the legacy of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding prime minister, and how the nation is now facing a post-Lee Kuan Yew era. He speaks to Bloomberg in an interview outside Parliament House, shortly before the arrival of Mr. Lee’s casket from the Istana. Prof Tay’s interview was also quoted in a Bloomberg news article.

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay interviewed by BBC [BBC World News, 25 Mar 2015]

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay spoke to the BBC regarding the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. NOTE: This video is only available to viewers in the United Kingdom.

Prof. Simon Tay shares his view of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew on Channel NewsAsia [Channel NewsAsia, 25 Mar 2015]

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay speaks to Channel NewsAsia about the important principles established by Mr. Lee that worked for the Singapore economy and how politics have changed since Mr Lee was Prime Minister.


Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, an autocrat who created a successful modern nation by Michael D. Mosettig [PBS, 23 Mar 2015]

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was mentioned in a commentary published by PBS (United States) on Singapore and Mr. Lee’s passing. Michael D. Mosettig concludes that though Mr. Lee is a controversial and oft-criticised figure in the eyes of the international community, “few nations have been blessed with as strong and positive a founding legacy on which to build” as that provided by Mr. Lee.