Ex-Taiwanese representative to Singapore has ‘close’ ties with Lee Kuan Yew’s son – Taiwanese media

THE TEMASEK TIMES

The former Taiwanese representative to Singapore Shi Ya Ping (史亞平) reportedly had ‘close’ ties with a son of Lee Kuan Yew, the Taiwanese media exposed yesterday.

Lee Kuan Yew is a former Prime Minister of Singapore and still wields tremendous influence behind the scenes though he is no longer a cabinet minister.

Lee has two sons – Lee Hsien Loong, the present Prime Minister of Singapore and Lee Hsien Yang, currently the CEO of a public-listed company in Singapore.

However, Shi rubbished the rumors immediately, claiming that she did not know both Lees.

In a public statement issued yesterday, Shi said:

“There is no such thing. Many rumors are without foundation or truth…..they not only cause distress to those involved, but also very rude to Lee Kuan Yew’s son. I have clarified repeatedly that when I would never transgress the boundaries in the course of my diplomatic work. I have…

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Pink Dot is boring

Tan Tarn How Too

I went to the inaugural Pink Dot in 2009. I even bought my first pink shirt just for it. But to be honest, I found it rather boring.

Late-afternoon notwithstanding, it was still hot and humid. There was no food or drink. There were too many people (I know, what was I expecting, the usual Hong Lim crowd of a 100?). Pam Oei, Neo Swee Lin, Lim Kay Siu and other artists provided entertainment, but the acoustics and the set-up made it hard to get into it. At the end when the organisers sheparded the 2,500 give or take people into the shape of a giant pink heart for the photo taken from somewhere up the Furama Hotel across the road, it was very sweet and also orderly in our Singapore way, but it still look a long time. I had doubts about its very (intentionally) depoliticised message. Except for…

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Has Suet Fern no shame?

Originally posted on onwardsingapore:
Two days ago, I attended an event by BoardAgender, an initiative supported by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO). The event seeks to promote the appointment of more women to boards and had a dialogue…

BREAKING: Monica Lewinski Comes Out Of NOWHERE With The Bombshell Scandal Of The Century

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She claims Bill Clinton Failed his financial responsibility to their now 28-year-old son…

The intern with the blue dress who showed the world that Bill Clinton had the ability to look America dead in the eye and lie through his teeth is back in the spotlight with a bombshell that will turn the Clintons’ world upside down. In a lawsuit filed in the 14th district court, Monica Lewinski is suing Bill Clinton for breach of contract for not fulfilling his fiscal obligations…to their now 28-year-old son!

 If you remember, after the impeachment hearings, Monica Lewinski disappeared from public life for nearly five years. When she reappeared, it was on a very small scale and often she was depicted with her young nephew on family outings. Well, according to this new case, that child is actually the product of the affair between Lewinski and the former president, kept hidden with confidentiality…

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Proud to be Chinese

Interesting points to ponder on.

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EVERYTHING is BIG in CHINA e.g. The Great Wall of China EVERYTHING is BIG in CHINA e.g. The Great Wall of China

 

With 1.3 billion Chinese in China, mathematically speaking one out of every five people is a Chinese in the world. It is said that wherever the ocean touches land, there the Chinese be. Wherever the Chinese is he survives, in fact more than survive, often making indelible contributions to the community where he lives. He could well be in isolation, but his resources know no bound . . . his initiatives no less . . . his resilience, diligence, dignity & pride second to none. The Chinese people are the most unique “natural resources” of the Chinese nation.

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The Chinese as a race, I always contend, are the most assiduous in their economic pursuit, totally self-reliant, resourceful, diligent, resilient and smiling…

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A reporter’s notes on Mr Lee

Bertha Harian

If there was one man I was really terrified of, it was Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I thought it was because I was so much younger than the man, until I realized that people far older than I and who had met him far more often, felt the same. I guess it was the way he stared at you and that interrogative tone he used while talking to you. It seemed to me that he was always sucking in his breath when he had to answer any question from me as though he’s thinking “what am I supposed to do with this stupid young thing?!’’

But no, he never lost his cool with me. I think he saw me as a young journalist who could be “taught’’ or set on the right path, so to speak. He was not a man for small talk and that was part of the…

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“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”
– Norman Vincent Peale