The casino is not an issue of national survival or sovereignty that deserves to be settled by a referendumNo referendum on Singapore casino Mar 02, 2005
This is a long-standing problem. It's a latest twist in a complicated story. It's a problem which will have to be tackled by the parties of the six-party talks. I'm sure the Americans, the Chinese, the Russians, the Japanese, the Koreans -- they are busily caucusing to decide what is the best way to deal with this very prickly problem, which worries all of themASEAN concerned over North Korea Feb 16, 2005
This package by itself is not going to solve the problem but if it changes Singaporean mindsets toward marriage, family and children, and causes people to think again and reorder their priorities and life, then I think it can contribute to turning the situation aroundSingapore PM announces new baby policies Aug 22, 2004
If a war breaks out across the straits, we will be forced to choose between the two sides. As a friend of both sides, any decision will be painful. But if the conflict is provoked by Taiwan, then Singapore cannot support TaiwanSingapore to back China in Taiwan conflict Aug 22, 2004
Singapore now has one of the most liberal banking environments in Asia. However, over time, as the industry changes, we must liberalize further. The Monetary Authority of Singapore will reassess the environment before deciding on any further measuresSingapore to further open banking sector Jun 18, 2004
Lee Hsien Loong (simplified Chinese: 李显龙; traditional Chinese: 李顯龍; pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎnlóng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Li Hian-liong; born 10 February 1952) is the third and current Prime Minister of Singapore. Lee Hsien Loong is married to Ho Ching, who is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the government-owned Temasek Holdings. He is the eldest son of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
The eldest child of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Kwa Geok Choo, Lee was born in Singapore on 10 February 1952. His grandmother Chua Jim Neo was a Hokkien Nyonya, and his mother Kwa Geok Choo has ancestry from Tong'an District, Xiamen. In Lee Kuan Yew's biography, the young Lee had learned Jawi script since he was five, and has always been interested in the affairs of Singapore, often following his father to the rally grounds since 1963.
Lee studied at Nanyang Primary School, received his secondary education at Catholic High School and subsequently studied at National Junior College, where he learned the clarinet under the tutelage of Adjunct Associate Professor Ho Hwee Long. He studied mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he graduated in 1974 with First Class Honours in Mathematics and a Diploma in Computer Science (with distinction). He subsequently obtained a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1980.