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August 10, 1988
Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first and only prime minister since 1965, reaffirmed that he will step down to make way for younger leaders. "I have discharged my responsibilities to provide for continuity," Lee, who heads the ruling People's Action Party, told a crowd of 80,000 gathered in the National Stadium to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Singapore's independence from Britain. Seated on his right was First Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, who will succeed Lee.
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December 18, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the Singapore government's efforts to ensure a smooth transition to a younger generation of political leaders, illness has dramatically intervened and left the future shape of the government unclear. The uncertainty was reflected in the decision by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong to resign his own seat in Parliament and call a local election for Saturday, which will become, in effect, a referendum on his handling of the top job.
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December 18, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the Singapore government's efforts to ensure a smooth transition to a younger generation of political leaders, illness has dramatically intervened and left the future shape of the government unclear. The uncertainty was reflected in the decision by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong to resign his own seat in Parliament and call a local election for Saturday, which will become, in effect, a referendum on his handling of the top job.
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May 19, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Asia ready for Western-style democracy? No, and it probably never will be, according to Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister of Singapore. In Lee's view, rugged individualism just doesn't fit in Asia's complex tapestry of cultural bonds.
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January 1, 1990 | From United Press International
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who turned a colonial backwater into a modern industrial giant, announced Sunday that he will step down from the post he has held for 30 years before the end of 1990. In his New Year's message, the 66-year-old Lee said First Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will be his successor, ending speculation that he would immediately pass the post on to his son, Trade and Industry Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
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May 19, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Asia ready for Western-style democracy? No, and it probably never will be, according to Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister of Singapore. In Lee's view, rugged individualism just doesn't fit in Asia's complex tapestry of cultural bonds.
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June 18, 1989 | DANIELA DEANE, Reuters
There's a room in Hong Kong's old Lai Chi Kok prison furnished only with a padded leather bar. More than 125 males--many still only boys--have been taken there over the last 11 years. Their hands and feet bound, stripped naked from the waist down, they were tied to the bar and then beaten with a long rattan cane. Corporal punishment, also called caning and flogging, is still used in the British colony--and in other Asian nations once part of the British Empire. In Singapore government officials refuse to say how many people are subjected to the punishment each year.
NEWS
January 12, 2002 | JOHN HENDREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first clutch of 20 prisoners arrived Friday at a makeshift prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, four months after the Sept. 11 attacks that touched off the U.S. war on terrorism and 27 hours after leaving a Kandahar, Afghanistan prison. The first detainee limped off the Air Force C-141 Starlifter plane at 1:50 p.m. local time, bound and shackled, wearing an orange jumpsuit, turquoise face mask and a cap with goggles. The 20 were chosen by the threat they posed, said Marine Brig. Gen.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2006 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
On any given day, more than a dozen of Singapore Airlines Ltd.'s 747 and 777 jumbo jets depart here on flights to the U.S. packed with business and leisure travelers. Few airlines can match the service in Singapore Airlines' first- and business-class cabins. Lobster thermidor, pan-seared pheasant, Chilean sea bass and other exotic meals are heated in steam ovens onboard, rather than in microwaves, and served on bone china with silverware.
NEWS
January 1, 1990 | From United Press International
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who turned a colonial backwater into a modern industrial giant, announced Sunday that he will step down from the post he has held for 30 years before the end of 1990. In his New Year's message, the 66-year-old Lee said First Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will be his successor, ending speculation that he would immediately pass the post on to his son, Trade and Industry Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
NEWS
August 10, 1988
Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first and only prime minister since 1965, reaffirmed that he will step down to make way for younger leaders. "I have discharged my responsibilities to provide for continuity," Lee, who heads the ruling People's Action Party, told a crowd of 80,000 gathered in the National Stadium to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Singapore's independence from Britain. Seated on his right was First Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, who will succeed Lee.
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