Just heard that former Singapore premier Lee Kuan Yew is seriously ill.
The 89-year old was said to be suffering from serious urinary problems and other complications.
It was said that Lee had been suffering several bouts of serious illness over the past months but his current health problem seems to be the worst.
It was however not yet known whether the Istana or Lee's family will make any public announcement soon on the condition of the former long serving leader.
Sources in Singapore said Lee's health had actually started to deteriorate after the death of his wife Madam Kwa Geok Chew two years ago at the age of 89.
The couple must be true soulmates.
Despite the news blackout on Lee's current condition, it was learnt that preparations are being made in the event the long time patriach of Singapore could not recover from his ailment.
Personally, I hope Lee will recover. The Malaysia-Singapore love-hate relations would never be the same again without him around.
Not true. When it's your time to go, you should go. Singapore should move ahead without the clout of LKY. Similarly, Malaysia should move ahead without the clout of Mahathir.ReplyDelete
We are a paternalistic society, and we frequently live under the clout of older generation with past thinking. The sooner the older generation leaders go, the better.
Look at the US, their leaders keep moving from one generation to another. Bush Sr was born in 30's, Clinton in 40's, Bush Jr in 50's, now Obama in 60's. Similarly in the UK, Tony Blair became PM when he was in early 40's, similar to David Cameron.
Gen-X/Y hybrid, `paternalistic society' is not about `older generation'. Go back read some more books or just google for the meaning of paternalistic...:)ReplyDelete
I think he meant 'dictatorial'. He has a point though.Delete
Don't get hung up over definition. Nobody has any authority over anybody on any definition. A lot of politicians got away with out-of-context argument by arguing about definitions. Especially BN's politicians.
the policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restricting the freedom and responsibilities of those subordinate to them in the subordinates' supposed best interest"
It is the older generation that holds up this outdated world view. That is not to say that there are no young people who do not subscribe to such views, but rather, it holds less sway. There is a co-relation between generational differences and individualism over communalism.
Yes yes you might perch yourself on a false dais of self-aggrandisement simply because you "have read some more books or googled the meaning of paternalism" but I'm doing my masters in political science and dare say that's worth more than "some books and google"
Stupid theory. Go home and kill your father dude, since you got to move on. You must be 1. Chinese. 2. DAP. Well ask LKS, Kapal, Nik Aziz to move on.ReplyDelete
I'm just curious ... why do you make the claim that the commentator "must be a Chinese"?Delete
What is the rationale that led you to this conclusion? Please tell. I'm sure it must be most interesting.
Becauseeeee. Chinese like to make really, really stupid comments. Haven't you been to Malaysian Insider and Malaysiakini?Delete
Just ask Mamakthir to move on. Instead of trying to spread poison.ReplyDelete
Me ask you.... lks, karpal, niki also sudah lama meh.Delete
That poison is the antidote to pakatan goons' arsenic politicking bahlol.Delete
Mamakthir could not take potshots at LKY, so he's now taking pot shots at everybody else.Delete
Anonymous @ 8 August 2012 19:19 should overhaul his upstairs cpuDelete
I heard a little bird saying that he had actually passed away but due to the national day parade, news KIV.ReplyDelete
maybe ya... they dont wan to tell since tmr is national dayDelete
There's a strong rumour from Singapore that he's passed away but the news is withheld due to the parade tomorrowReplyDelete
is it true.... he has pass awayyReplyDelete
you all need to proud and respectful for what he has done for your country.ReplyDelete
no lky no spore... and spore stil belong to malaysia todayReplyDelete
Why don't you go over and do just that?Delete
Go and claim the island as yours.
Yes, the National song and SAF military commands that are still sung in Malay.Delete
Yes the national anthem, the national language are in Bahasa Melayu. And also the special position of the Malays re: article 153 is still in the constitution.Delete
But they are importing foreigners from PRC who speak zero Malay and a spattering of English.
It's not OK to spread rumours. It's OK to tell the truth. Please ensure accuracy either way. LKY is great.ReplyDelete
the rumours came from the hospital staffDelete
LKY should be proud of himself, otherwise he would have been regarded as a pendatang in Singapore.ReplyDelete
in kiasu island he's regarded as a dictator, a big brother who has ears on every wallDelete
pendatang will always be pendatangDelete
don't fret, pendatang will buy your goreng pisang.Delete
Anonymous@9 August 2012 05:06Delete
aha pendatang also curi recipe for satay, laksa, rendang, nasi lemak, sambal tumis, nyonya kueh etc
and then make money selling them and also claim they create the recipes
LKY has incarcerated many of his opponents under ISA for years. He has destroyed families with the detention. I hope that his children and grandchildren will have to be reminded what their father/grandfather did. It's a SHAME.ReplyDelete
Big Cat - Still with Dumno mentality and unislamic - spraeding rumours especially on mateers of life and death. Grow up aand how do you feel if someone say rumours on death of someone in your family? This is the game often play by DumnoReplyDelete
aiyo, BigCat only say he's seriously ill lah - read properlyDelete
hoi dummy, lky MUST learn that death escapes NO ONE, looking at his face you know it will come soonDelete
That is the reality of the living, death will justify the end of one's legacy in these World.ReplyDelete
Toon Kutty hasn't realize it yet, because of busily prodding his son fortune into he future. What a sicko son he had, that needs a crutch from the father. Surely all of his sibling are not worth a pinch of their salt at all.
Don't expect anyone of them to become a follower what for more to be a good leader, if they are ever will be one. No, Not at all.
THE OLD MAFIA IS A TYRANNT. SPOREAN SUFFER UNDER HIS RULE.GO AND ASK SPOREAN AND THEY WILL TELL U THAT.ReplyDelete
singaporean just love him very much. they love being dictated by tyrant. ...... the proof, nobody did anything to bring him down. today look at penang, majority of the cinamen and women just love being dictated by a tyrant which controlled the triads.Delete
we should have law like what being practised in china to handle tyrant and triads. ....... death penalty by shooting in the head point blank!
Great stuff! How do you become the guy who get to pull the trigger point blank?Delete
... the one without SIN may cast the first stone!....ReplyDelete
Don't take people or things around you for granted. Be gracious and thankful!ReplyDelete
What you have may be taken from you one day.