Friday, March 27, 2015

Singapore opposition chief draws flak for hitting Lee's rule

Bad move. He is untouchable... at least for a year or two.

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Singapore opposition chief draws flak for hitting Lee's rule

http://yhoo.it/1GsLw1s

The leader of Singapore's parliamentary opposition on Thursday set off a firestorm after he called the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew a "controversial" figure and said many were "sacrificed" during the period of nation-building. Low Thia Khiang, secretary-general of the Workers' Party, was immediately slammed by Lee supporters after making the remarks in a special parliamentary sitting called to honour the former leader three days after his death. Speaking in Mandarin with a simultaneous translation into English, Low agreed with the popular assessment that Lee was largely responsible for Singapore's prosperity. Lee, who died at 91, is credited with transforming Singapore into a wealthy society but was also criticised for entrenching a system that called for one dominant political party, the muzzling of the press and curbing political liberties.

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