Category: Articles and Speeches

This category captures some of my favorite articles related to Singapore be it famous speeches, opinions, commentaries, poets etc.

Living a life with no regrets

A reader JS emailed me: “Just browsing your site with Dr. Lee’s articles. Think you missed out one in October 2011 “Living a life with no regrets”. Can post?”. I had read this article but had decided not to include

So what is the ‘right price’?

by Conrad Raj Source: Todayonline  Nov 15, 2011 The authorities appear to be in a dilemma: Get the best price from land sales to fill the government coffers, or bring the cost of business down. The recent rejection of a bid

Subsidised or not, treat all patients equally

[Askmelah’s Note: this is an old article that I happen to chance upon in my paper cutting collection. So I have included here for sharing. Kudos to Dr. Lee who was born with a silver spoon and yet remain humble

Love does indeed spring eternal

Askmelah’s note: in this article, Dr. Lee has recaptured some of the intimate final moments of her mother’s passing and the unfailing love of ex-PM Lee Kuan Yew for her. Lee Kuan Yew not only will be remembered as a

DBS-OCBC merger? No thanks

Source: Todayonline  14 Sep 2011 Conrad Maria Jayaraj Once again the possibility of DBS Bank and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation merging is being raised – this time by Nomura Equity Research. While certain quarters in Government and at Temasek Holdings may

To what end our priorities?

Source: The Sunday Times  Aug 28,2011 Notable quote: “Was her (Tao Li) failure to qualify for the World Championship final such a major disaster? Who would have been harmed because Tao Li swam 0.24 sec slower in her 50m and

Remembering the childhood years

Askmelah’s Note: The most controversial segment in this article appears to be when her parents were advising Dr Lee to take the President’s scholarship. The late Mrs Lee said: “Take the prestige. Don’t take the money,so you won’t be bonded.”

Surely locals can lead our companies

Source: Todayonline 17Aug2011 Why are foreign MNCs better able than home-grown corporations to spot and appoint local talent to key posts? By Conrad Raj Let me begin by saying that I have nothing against foreign talent. In fact, some of

What’s in a name? Plenty, If it’s Chinese

source: The Sunday Times, 5 July 2011

The delicate (and mammoth) task of managing expectations

Source: Todayonline  May 23, 2011 On Saturday, a new phase in Singapore’s political development officially opened with the swearing-in of the Cabinet after a watershed election just a fortnight earlier on May 7. Deep symbolism was at work with the