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By Kuan Yew Lee

ISBN-10: 9812049835

ISBN-13: 9789812049834

Visionary? Authoritarian? version for the West? Lee Kuan Yew, the long-time chief of Singapore, has been known as a lot of these issues, and extra. In those brilliant memoirs, Lee takes a profoundly own glance again on the occasions that ended in Singapore's independence and formed its fight for achievement. And, as consistently, he we could the chips fall the place they may.In intimate aspect, Lee recounts Singapore's unforgettable background. you can be with Lee as he leads remarkable unionists opposed to the colonial govt; stocks tea and rounds of golfing with key gamers in Britain and Malaya; and beverages hot Anchor beer with leaders of the communist underground at mystery hour of darkness conferences. From British colonial rule via eastern career in global battle II, Communist riot, riots, independence -- and the struggles that -- few political memoirs at any place were this blunt, or this interesting. an individual attracted to the political background of Singapore, Asia, and the trendy world.


1. unexpectedly, Independence
2. growing to be Up
3. the japanese Invaders
4. After the Liberation
5. My Cambridge Days
6. paintings, marriage ceremony and Politics
7. My First Clashes with the govt
8. Widening the Oxley highway Circle
9. the realm of the Chinese-educated
10. input the PAP
11. around One to the Communists
12. Marshall Accentuates the situation
13. A Fiasco in London
14. go out Marshall, input Lim Yew Hock
15. Three-quarters self sustaining
16. Flushing Out the Communists
17. Rendezvous with the Plen
18. Election 1959 - We struggle to Win
19. Taking Charge
20. Glimpses of issues forward
21. Trounced in Hong Lim
22. The Tunku's Merger Bombshell
23. Eden corridor Tea Party
24. Communists Exposed
25. relocating in the direction of Merger
26. studying the Tunku
27. A Vote for Merger
28. Europe Beckons Britain
29. strain from Sukarno
30. sour Run-up to Malaysia
31. The Tide Turns
32. Singapore announces Independence
33. Konfrontasi
34. profitable acquaintances in Africa
35. Venturing into the Malay Heartland
36. Albar Stokes Up Malay Passions
37. Singapore-KL Tensions Mount
38. Constitutional Rearrangements?
39. looking aid Down Under
40. UMNO’s “Crush Lee” crusade
41. the hunt for a Malaysian Malaysia
42. The Tunku wishes Us Out
43. “Talak, Talak, Talak” (I Divorce Thee)
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I was shocked at the heartlessness. The next day, I was to learn another lesson at the Red Bridge. A newly captured car drove past displaying a small rectangular blue flag, the lowest of three ranks - yellow flags were for generals, red flags for majors to colonels, and blue flags for lieutenants to captains. The sentry was slow in coming to attention to salute. The car had gone past, but its driver braked and reversed. An officer got out, walked up to the sentry and gave him three hefty slaps.

Many of those I first met in Raffles College were to become close political colleagues, among them Toh Chin Chye, a science student one year my senior, hardworking, systematic, quiet and consistent, and Goh Keng Swee, a tutor in economics with a first-class mind, a poor speaker but a crisp writer. When I started my career as a lawyer in the 1950s, therefore, I already had a network of friends and acquaintances in important positions in government and the professions in Singapore and Malaya. Even if one did not know someone personally, just sharing the same background made for easy acceptance, and the old school tie worked well in Singapore and Malaya, even between Chinese, Indians and Malays.

Now it was our unenviable task to make it work. How were we to create a nation out of a polyglot collection of migrants from China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and several other parts of Asia? 22 Suddenly, Independence Singapore was a small island of 214 square miles at low tide. It had thrived because it was the heart of the British Empire in Southeast Asia; with separation, it became a heart without a body. Seventy-five per cent of our population of two million were Chinese, a tiny minority in an archipelago of 30,000 islands inhabited by more than 100 million Malay or Indonesian Muslims.

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