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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

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    LOL so you got no problem with the fact that the place is a dictatorship run by rich industrialists? Guess you got no problem with Nazi Germany either then.. that too was a capitalist success story till they pissed away with wars.
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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

    Singapore is a wonderful city state, it shows that you dont need democracy to create a vibrant thriving country.

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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

    Be more respectful on a leader's demise. He devoted his whole life turning swampy land into a modern metropolis.

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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

    Below is a link to an op-ed by former Secretary of State Kissinger that describes Lee as a person and leader:

    Henry A. Kissinger: The world will miss Lee Kuan Yew - The Washington Post

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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Below is a link to an op-ed by former Secretary of State Kissinger that describes Lee as a person and leader:

    Henry A. Kissinger: The world will miss Lee Kuan Yew - The Washington Post
    I already started a thread on Kissinger and Lee. It's not an RIP thread, so if people wish to really debate the subject they should go here:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/asia/2...-surprise.html
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    Re: Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Singapore is a wonderful city state, it shows that you dont need democracy to create a vibrant thriving country.
    That's really funny dude!!!
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