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FALSE: Lee Kuan Yew's 'quote' on PH democracy

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Lee Kuan Yew never said the words attributed to him

What Lee Kuan Yew’s son, Lee Hsien Yang, could be trying to tell us this Father’s Day

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'I don’t see a disgruntled scion but a man rallying his family under intense persecution to support his gay son’s wedding'

#PugadBaboy: Venerable totalitarian

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Singapore to take legal action against Lee Kuan Yew grandson

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Singapore s government says it will take legal action against the grandson of founding leader Lee Kuan Yew over a Facebook post linked to a family feud

Dark clouds are pictured above the Singapore city skyline ahead of a thunderstorm, common in the tropical southeast Asian city-state, on April 25, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore PM denies nepotism amid family feud in parliament speech

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:10 PM

UPDATED It is an escalation of a feud over what to do with a family bungalow that has simmered since the death in March 2015 of the elder Lee

FAMILY TROUBLE. This photograph taken on June 2, 2017 shows Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong at an event at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore PM says sorry for family feud

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Lee and two younger children of revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew have been attacking each other on Facebook and international media for days as a dispute over the patriarch s estate became public

CONTROVERSIAL HOME. This picture taken on June 17, 2017 shows residents walking past the house of Singapore's late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at 38 Oxley Road in Singapore. Toh Ting Wei/AFP

In family feud, siblings accuse Singapore PM of abusing power

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling: We have felt threatened by Hsien Loong’s misuse of his position and influence over the Singapore government and its agencies to drive his personal agenda

UNITED IN GRIEF. This photograph taken on March 29, 2015 shows Lee Wei Ling (2nd R), the younger sister of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with family members walking out of parliament house during the late founding father Lee Kuan Yew's funeral procession in Singapore. Mohd Fyrol/File/AFP

Singaporean teen dissident granted U.S. asylum

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:54 AM

UPDATED US immigration judge Samuel Cole says the evidence presented demonstrates Singapore s persecution of Yee was a pretext to silence his political opinions critical of the Singapore government

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng also sees in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte the political will and determination of Singapore s Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE'S ENVOY. Singaporean Ambassador to the Philippines Kok Li Peng attends the weekly Pandesal Forum at the Kamuning Bakery Café on March 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kamuning Bakery Café

PH on Human Rights Watch report: Duterte like Lee Kuan Yew

Jan 14, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella hits the labels placed by other people on President Rodrigo Duterte

IN SINGAPORE. President Rodrigo Duterte poses with Filipinos during a short visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens on December 16, 2016. Photo by Simeon Cel Jr/Presidential Photo

Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks U.S. asylum

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Amos Yee 18 a filmmaker turned activist who has been repeatedly jailed in Singapore for his controversial videos is detained by US authorities since arriving at Chicago s airport early December

AMOS YEE. Singapore rebel teen Amos Yee, who is out on bail, speaks to reporters outside the State Courts after he was jailed for six weeks for insulting Muslims and Christians in a fresh brush with the law, in Singapore on September 29, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth Law/AFP

Lee Kuan Yew of PH? Filipinos in Singapore weigh in on Duterte

Dec 14, 2016 - 7:43 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a lot of support from Filipinos living in Lee Kuan Yew country

Rodrigo Duterte: Whom should he emulate?

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:54 PM

In today’s world great leadership is about acknowledging the limits of power and accordingly pursuing necessary reforms within the coordinates of possibilities Not making grandiose and unrealistic promises

PRESIDENT-ELECT. Rodrigo Duterte listens to questions at a news briefing in Davao City weeks before he assumes the presidency. Photo by Ritchie Tongco/EPA

Singapore PM feuds in public with sister

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong denies abusing his power and attempting to establish a dynasty as a family feud went public after the first anniversary of the death of his father Lee Kuan Yew

This photograph taken on March 29, 2015 shows Lee Wei Ling (2nd R), the younger sister of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with family members walking out of parliament house during the late founding father Lee Kuan Yew's funeral procession in Singapore. Mohd Fyrol/AFP

IT revolution crucial to seeing PH through growth crossroads

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:10 PM

A new study shows that the country has a rare window of opportunity to spur greater growth but it must focus on innovation

Singapore shares food, culture and friendship for 50th anniversary

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:07 AM

Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence by sharing with Filipinos the best of what Singapore has to offer

Singapore daily names Lee Kuan Yew its 'Asian of the Year'

Dec 05, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Few Asians have made such an impact as Mr Lee His passing was a reminder of how big a role he played in steering and shaping modern Singapore says the award citation

LEE, 1923-2015. A file photo dated July 1, 2009 of Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew delivering his speech during an event to celebrate the formation of the restructured Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and new airport company. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Memo to 2016 hopefuls: Filipinos deserve faster, stable Internet

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The benefits of faster and reliable Internet access are immense and obvious yet politicians and the government have done very little about it

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Sep 29, 2015 - 6:33 PM

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Aquino as 'minister mentor' under Roxas presidency?

Sep 29, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Mar Roxas floats the idea of incumbent President Benigno Aquino III taking on a Cabinet position – that of minister mentor – should he win the presidency

MINISTER MENTOR? Mar Roxas and President Benigno Aquino III at Club Filipino on July 31. File photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Rappler Talk: The Lee Kuan Yew effect in Singapore polls?

Sep 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM

What explains the results of Singapore s election?

Singapore's most competitive polls: What's at stake?

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:27 AM

The outcome of Singapore s general election will determine the future of its political system succession and impact on the region s democracy and stability

LEE'S TEST. The September 11 general elections in Singapore are seen as a test of the leadership of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after the death of his father in March. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

FAST FACTS: Singapore's parliament system

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A look at Singapore s parliamentary system

#AnimatED: Celebrating Singapore

Aug 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM

After half a century of being exceptional can it now chill out?

#SG50: IN PHOTOS: Singapore's National Day celebrations

Aug 09, 2015 - 10:53 PM

A look at the visual treat that is Singapore s National Day celebrations complete with a military parade a fly past a colorful procession and grand fireworks

A fireworks display over the Singapore skyline during the National Day Parade celebrations. Photo by Tom White/EPA

#SG50: A changing Singapore questions its miracle

Aug 09, 2015 - 6:43 PM

While Lee Kuan Yew s Singapore valued economic growth younger affluent Singaporeans demand more of the government and question the costs of economic success

SINGAPORE’S 50TH. People wave national flags during Singapore's 50th National day anniversary celebration at the Padang in Singapore on August 9, 2015. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore at 50: Hailing success, heeding discontent

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:46 AM

Singapore marks its 50th anniversary celebrating a remarkable transformation from colonial backwater to regional powerhouse

SINGAPORE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS. Singapore built a modern global city largely through effective governance and exceptional leadership. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50 Rappler Talk: Singapore after LKY – legacy, leadership, and change

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:32 AM

Rappler talks to Singapore s Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan Jin about life in post Lee Kuan Yew Singapore

How Singapore celebrates its National Day

Aug 08, 2015 - 4:00 PM

How did Singapore celebrate its National Day in the past and what does it have in store for its golden founding anniversary?

JUBILEE.   Fireworks go off above an arrangement of 5000 red balloons spelling the number '50' on the Marina   Bay in the Central Business District in Singapore, January 1 2015. Singapore will celebrate its golden  jubilee of 50 years of independence from Malaysia in 2015. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

#SG50: Q and A: 'Singapore to be capital of Asian century'

Aug 08, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Rappler talks to former Singapore Ambassador to the UN Kishore Mahbubani a top global intellectual on the changing Singapore and its role in the so called Asian Century

GLOBAL THINKER. Rappler talks to former Singapore Ambassador to the UN Kishore Mahbubani, called one of the world's top thinkers, on the future of Singapore. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50: My Singapore and the spirit of honest questioning

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The Great Man theory of history has its limits The unsung heroes of Singapore’s economic success are the men and women who work hard save prodigiously and invest in the country’s productive capacity

#SG50: 'Philippines can succeed like Singapore'

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Meritocracy a strong anti corruption policy and long term vision are just some of the lessons in governance and leadership Singapore offers to the rest of the world

GOVERNANCE 101. Singapore built a modern global city largely through effective governance and exceptional leadership. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50: Rappler Talk: Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:04 PM

On Singapore s 50th anniversary Rappler talks to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to learn how the city state built a leading global metropolis and how it aims to further improve its residents quality of life

#SG50: Smart Nation: The future of Singapore's wired city

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Singapore s Smart Nation program uses data and cutting edge technology to find urban solutions to improve public services and to compete with premiere global cities

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. Singapore's Smart Nation aims to address problems like mobility through smart technologies including autonomous vehicles. Screenshot from IDA Singapore video

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video walks free after sentencing

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Amos Yee 16 is given a 4 week jail term which is backdated allowing him to not serve further time after his sentencing

AMOS YEE. Teenage blogger Amos Yee (C) accompanied by his mother Mary Toh (L) and father Alphonsus Yee (R) as they leave the State Court in Singapore, July 6, 2015. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Singapore PM grilled by activist in defamation case

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Lee s lawyers said the offending blog suggests that the prime minister misappropriated cash from the state pension fund

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video to undergo mental tests

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Amos Yee 16 will be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for two weeks to undergo further examination after previously being declared mentally and physically fit for an 18 month stint in a reformatory

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

SEA Games opening ceremony host sorry for 'insensitive' comment

Jun 06, 2015 - 3:29 PM

A presenter at Singapore s SEA Games opening ceremony has apologized after she shocked onlookers by mocking a small ethnic Indian girl about her accent

Presenters Nikki Muller (L), Chua Enlai (C) and Sharon Au (R) are pictured during their routine at the opening ceremony of the SEA Games. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore teen found guilty over anti-Lee video

May 12, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Amos Yee 16 is convicted in a district court on two charges – offending religious feeling and circulating obscene content – after pleading not guilty in a two day trial

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

Time for democracy? Brave new isle after Lee Kuan Yew

May 02, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The question on the mind of many Singaporeans is when Lee Kuan Yew s legacy of totalitarian social engineering will follow the Old Man

REMEMBRANCE. An undated handout picture made available by the Ministry of Communication and Information of Singapore on 25 March 2015 shows people paying their respect to a memorial of late Mr Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore. Singapore Ministry of Communication and Information/EPA

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video remanded again for blogs

May 01, 2015 - 1:15 AM

Amos Yee is facing three charges including for actions that hurt religious feelings after he attacked the 91 year old political patriarch in an eight minute expletive laden YouTube video and launched a tirade against Christianity

Banknotes or airport? Singapore mulls Lee Kuan Yew tribute

Apr 27, 2015 - 2:50 PM

Lee s death last month has sparked a vigorous debate in Singapore over how to honor its first prime minister who famously disdained personal monuments

A portrait of Singapore's late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is seen during his funeral service in Singapore on March 29, 2015. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore PM urges pause in paying tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:38 PM

The prime minister who is also the late Lee s eldest son responds to a variety of suggestions in parliament including naming Singapore s famed Changi Airport after the patriarch

LATE PM. Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks in Singapore on March 20, 2013. File photo by Stephen Morrison/EPA

Singapore petition asks airport be named after Lee Kuan Yew

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:52 PM

A senior political science lecturer at the National University of Singapore however cautions against the move: It dishonors one of his governing principles namely not to rule by populist pressures

epa03632819 Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks in Singapore 20 March 2013. The Standard Chartered Singapore Forum brings political and business leaders together to discuss issues effecting Singapores future, the financial crisis and Asian economies. EPA/STEPHEN MORRISON

Singapore boy gets 'stern warning' for Lee death hoax

Apr 07, 2015 - 4:12 PM

Police: In consultation with the Attorney General’s Chambers AGC the police have issued him with a stern warning in lieu of prosecution

In this photo, a portrait of Singapore's late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is seen during his funeral service in Singapore on March 29, 2015. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Apa kabar ASEAN pasca Soeharto dan Lee Kuan Yew?

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:48 PM

Sentimen siapa yang bakal menang siapa kalah mewarnai jelang berlakunya MEA 2015 Pertumbuhan ekonomi berhadapan dengan isu hak asasi manusia dan lingkungan hidup

Legazpi City nominee for Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The prestigious prize honors achievements in creating liveable vibrant and sustainable urban communities

RESILIENT CITY. Legazpi City has overcome natural disasters to become one of the fast rising cities in the country. All photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Amos Yee 16 is slapped with 3 separate charges including one for actions that have the deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person

CONTROVERSY. Amos Yee, pictured here in a framegrab from the video where he criticized Lee Kuan Yew. YouTube/BoomerangDog

Jeane Napoles, BIFF all-out war, Lee Kuan Yew | The wRap

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Jeane Napoles is on the government’s lookout list The all out offensive against the BIFF ends today The world says good bye to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew

IN PHOTOS: State Funeral for Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 29, 2015 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED Highlights in photos of the State Funeral for Singapore s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew

RAINY PROCESSION. The body of Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is transferred atop a gun carriage as they leave Parliament House during a funeral procession in Singapore on March 29, 2015. Mohd Fyrol/AFP