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Lee Kuan Yew would have been distressed by the hero-worship at one year anniversary following his death

Background story behind why the following post did not appear on Dr. Lee Wei Ling’s regular article on Straits Times but on her Facebook page instead. Lee Kuan Yew would have been distressed by the hero-worship at one year anniversary

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Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter: I’m a Martian anyway

Dr Lee Wei Ling with her mother, Madam Kwa Geok Choo, in England in 1971, on the occasion of her father receiving honorary doctor of laws degrees at Liverpool and Sheffield universities.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF LEE WEI LING Source: The Straits

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To what end, all the President’s Scholars?

Eight of 11 President’s Scholars from the class of 1972 are seen here with then President Benjamin Sheares (centre) at the Istana. They are (from left) Lim Hng Kiang, Lim Teik Hock, Chan Seng Onn, Lee Wei Ling, Lee Bee

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Dr Lee Wei Ling on honouring the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew: ‘Honour the spirit of what Papa stood for’

That would be the best response to his passing, says Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter Source: The Straits Times  Apr 19, 2015 That Mr Lee Kuan Yew did not want his house preserved is obvious from his will, says Dr Lee

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Do more for the less fortunate

Source: The Sunday Times, 17 Jul 2011 “Small successes like this make being a doctor a privilege – not the pay, not the status” “But considering how little we do to help people like the three patients I have described,

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Scaling beyond life’s limit

Askmelah’s Note: while I applaud Dr Lee’s conscientiousness and righteousness and her genuity in wanting to help Jacqueline Woo, I shudder to think some powerful politicians or tycoons will be able to influence decision makers much like what is happening

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Many important lessons on life come not from textbooks but from real people

Source: The Sunday Times, 21 Dec 2008 In 1983, I was training as a neurology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, the premier Harvard-affiliated hospital that some termed ‘Man’s Greatest Hospital’. This was where the rich and powerful came to seek

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Steer kids away from materialistic culture early

Source: The Sunday Times,  Oct 21, 2012 By Lee Wei Ling It was an advertisement in this paper: a boy, probably five years old, grinning widely and holding a computer game controller. “I want a room full of video games

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When tuition was optional

Something’s not right when kids today must have tuition for what is taught in school   By Lee Wei Ling, Source: The Sunday Times, 23 Sep 2012 A topic that has been debated heatedly recently is whether tuition is good

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson