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FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singapore'

Postby JR8 » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 1:13 pm

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7328512e ... ab7de.html

' February 25, 2015 3:42 pm
The legacy of its founder looms over Singapore
With the possible exception of Fidel Castro’s Cuba, there are few nations that so closely reflect one man’s legacy as Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew, now 91 and in hospital with severe pneumonia, can claim to have built the nation that today has a higher material standard of living than the UK, the US or Norway. His punchily written memoir, From Third World to First, shows an acute awareness of his achievement in conjuring a prosperous city state from an unpromising history and geography. But how will Singapore fare when its founding father is gone?' [continues]
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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby nakatago » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 1:30 pm

JR8 wrote:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7328512e-bc10-11e4-b6ec-00144feab7de.html

' February 25, 2015 3:42 pm
The legacy of its founder looms over Singapore
With the possible exception of Fidel Castro’s Cuba, there are few nations that so closely reflect one man’s legacy as Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew, now 91 and in hospital with severe pneumonia, can claim to have built the nation that today has a higher material standard of living than the UK, the US or Norway. His punchily written memoir, From Third World to First, shows an acute awareness of his achievement in conjuring a prosperous city state from an unpromising history and geography. But how will Singapore fare when its founding father is gone?' [continues]



Paywall. Booo...

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 1:37 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/26/lee-kuan-yew-first-prime-minister-of-singapore-on-life-support

Should the outcome of LKY's illness not be positive , will there be a public holiday and a period of mourning?

Article from Guardian.
Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s hardline first prime minister and the man widely credited with its economic success, was on mechanical ventilation in intensive care, the government said on Thursday.

Lee, who turned 91 last September, was admitted to hospital on 5 February with severe pneumonia. “His doctors have restarted him on antibiotics and are continuing to monitor him closely,” the statement said.

Thursday’s statement came after rumours spread on social media on Wednesday night that Lee may have died.

Lee has receded from the public and political scene but his health is watched closely as he is still seen as an influential figure for the government of the current prime pinister, Lee Hsien Loong, his oldest son.

The government did not issue any statement overnight but the state-owned ChannelNewsAsia and the pro-government Straits Times newspaper published stories that the rumours were untrue.

The country’s manpower minister, Tan Chuan-Jin, posted on Facebook about the rumours. “Do continue to pray for his recovery,” he said late on Wednesday.

Lee, a Cambridge-educated lawyer, is widely credited with building Singapore into one of the world’s wealthiest nations on a per capita basis with a strong, pervasive role for the state and little patience for dissent.

He co-founded the People’s Action party, which has ruled Singapore since 1959 and led the newly born country when it separated from Malaysia in 1965.

In a book published in 2013 Lee said he felt weaker by the day and that he wanted a quick death.
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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby JR8 » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 1:50 pm

nakatago wrote:Paywall. Booo...


Strange, I didn't get that, though IIRC it sets a limit of say 10 free articles a month, or similar. That can sometimes force work-arounds, like logging in via a VPN that assigns one of many varying ip's...

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 3:53 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:Paywall. Booo...


Strange, I didn't get that, though IIRC it sets a limit of say 10 free articles a month, or similar. That can sometimes force work-arounds, like logging in via a VPN that assigns one of many varying ip's...

[Anyway, I've fixed it for you :wink: ]


Some of their articles are free, some aren't. The non-free ones are 3 per month, but you have to register. It's a hassle, I stopped reading it and the Economist because of it.

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby Addadude » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 6:15 pm

If You Know Who can just hang on two more years...

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015 ... geon-claim
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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby nakatago » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 7:01 pm

Addadude wrote:If You Know Who can just hang on two more years...

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015 ... geon-claim


He could just go all Futurama-Nixon on the island:


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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby JR8 » Thu, 26 Feb 2015 7:16 pm

Genuine LOL!! :lol: :shock:
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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 27 Feb 2015 8:43 am

Addadude wrote:If You Know Who can just hang on two more years...

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015 ... geon-claim


Excellent I am having my head put on Kelly Brook's body :cool:

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby Addadude » Fri, 27 Feb 2015 9:50 am

Steve1960 wrote:
Addadude wrote:If You Know Who can just hang on two more years...

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015 ... geon-claim


Excellent I am having my head put on Kelly Brook's body :cool:


That seems pretty pointless to me. Unless you are thinking of "...to love yourself is the greatest love of all."
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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 27 Feb 2015 9:54 am

Exactly all I need in one package

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby Aragorn2000 » Fri, 27 Feb 2015 9:59 am

Steve1960 wrote:Exactly all I need in one package


But what could you do? You have the new body to yourself but you can't do anything without the old "equipment". It's even more tragic.

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:06 am

Lighten up it's Friday :wink:

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:32 am

Could become a contortionist. :mrgreen:

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Re: FT, 25-Feb: 'The legacy of its founder looms over Singap

Postby JR8 » Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:44 am

Steve1960 wrote:Exactly all I need in one package


Could go and ply a night job in Orchard Towers, along with the other trannies.

Sure to dazzle the punters with a set of baps like that :wink:
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