Two of asias bestknown strongmen, singapores lee kuan yew and malaysias dr mahathir mohamad, had much in common a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for. Mahathir saddened by lee kuan yews death despite their clashes. Kuan yew and i mar 27, 2015 while mahathir has said that lee kuan yew was kiasu when it comes to negotiating the solutions with malaysia, mahathir must remember that he always tried to bangsat play cheat in negotiation. This is what he said about lee in the book, conversations with mahathir mohamad by american author and columnist tom plate. And that is what happens when you overrate yourself and your son and l. He expressed his sorrow and grief at the loss of lee. Malaysias mahathir mohamad has joined the remembrances of the man with whom he had crossed swords many times, singapores first prime minister lee kuan yew. He and malaysian prime minister dr mahathir mohamed are sometimes seen as engaged in a battle for. Lee kuan yew was the prime minster of singapore from 1959 to 1990, making him the longestserving pm in history. Dr mahathir, a malay nationalist, has spent the greater part of. The late former prime minister lee kuan yew hakka for li guang yao in mandarin born harry lee kuan yew and known simply as harry to close friends, family, and his late wife, was born in singapore on september 16, 1923, a thirdgeneration descendant of immigrants from the hakka dialectgroup hailing from chinas. I just completed reading american professor tom plates two books under his giants of asia series, conversations with lee kuan yew and conversations with mahathir mohamad both books are available in major bookstores in singapore and are. Mahathir mohamad responded to the comments of former singapore prime minister lee kuan yew about the race relations and racist politics in malaysia below is an excerpt of the new york times interview with lee kuan yew.
The man and his ideas, by lee kuan yew online on bookmate lee kuan yew passed away on 23 march 2015 at the age of 92. Through his blog, former malaysian prime minister dr. Books by mahathir mohamad author of a doctor in the house. Briefly, this article studies the history of lee kuan yews contribution to the asian values debate for three ends. Leeas book, one manas view of the world, with pointed barbs at malaysia. Jun 21, 2015 tokyo malaysias hardline attitude with singapore over a territorial dispute reflects the often fractious relationship that prime minister mahathir mohamad had with his peer, the late lee kuan yew, founding father of the citystate.
Prime minister, dr mahathir mohamed, had suffered an unprecedented. Mahathir, comparing him to singapores lee kwan yew, in the sense of his deepseated nationalism in putting his country above everything else. The shock return to power of dr mahathir mohamad as prime minister of malaysia, at 92. Dr mahathir vs the late lee kuan yew tankoktim tankoktim. His recent blog post the modern middle kingdom, is the latest.
Umno supreme council member and future prime minister of malaysia, dr. From their approach to food to their straighttalking ways, the two leaders who governed singapore and malaysia in the 1980s had their fair share of similarities. No matter how friendly or unfriendly we are, the passing away of a man you know well saddens you. Watching dr mahathir fight malaysian ge14 reminds me of lee kuan yew who famously said, even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and i feel something is going. I read all four books in the series giants of asia conversations with lee kuan yew, mahathir mohamad, thaksin, and ban kimoon. Mar 27, 2015 comparing lee kuan yew and mahathir march 27, 2015 johnbentleyheng leave a comment w ith the recent passing of the architect of modern singapore, lee kuan yew, kinibiz revisits two older articles, updated and combined into one for this purpose, written in 20. Lee kuan yew remains pope and will doubtless continue to choose the. Profile for lee kuan yew from a doctor in the house. Mahathir and lee s father, founding prime minister lee kuan yew, had a long fractious history, first clashing when they were in the malaysian parliament in the 1960s, and then as.
Menteri senior singapura bandingkan mahathirlee kuan yew. Kuan yew and i by mahathir mohamad the online citizen. Mar 27, 2015 malaysias mahathir mohamad has joined the remembrances of the man with whom he had crossed swords many times, singapores first prime minister lee kuan yew, who died this week aged 91. Lee kuan yew passed away four years ago, so his book is. Mahathir mohamads most popular book is a doctor in the house. Both books are available in major bookstores in singapore and are relatively easy to read for the secondary school level. I know because i was involved in his last book which was precisely about how he saw. Lee kuan yew lky built a country from third world to fir. Of course each of them is entitled to their own opinion. August 6, 20 lee kuan yew on malaysia in a new book by. What sort of impression did dr mahathir leave on you.
Labels in mahathir memoirs ticking timebombs malaysia today. Singapore school of the asian values debatepeople such as goh chok tong, lee hsieng loong, kishore mahbubani, tommy koh and bilahari kausikan. Singapores minister mentor lee kuan yew has some scathing things to say about malaysian politics. Lee kuan yew gcmg ch spmj often referred to by his initials lky and sometimes referred to. Last august, singapores lee kuan yew launched his book, one mans view of the world, in which he described malaysia as an underperforming nation disadvantaged by its promalay economic policies. Mahathir thinks he is the equivalent of singapores lee kuan yew.
It compares and contrasts the different styles of lee with those of malaysias former prime minister mahathir. That is one achievement that we need to recognise, and the people of singapore need to value lee kuan yew. Unfortunately mahathir is no kuan yew and mukhriz is in a totally different world to general lee. Mahathir lee kuan yew cling to power with iron fist 01. The world according to asias most senior statesman. Out of the shadows of dr m and kuan yew malaysia today. Malaysia is prepared to lose its talent through its racebased policies in order to maintain the dominance of one race, said lee kuan yew in his new book. The difference between najib and mahathir free malaysia. He said that he often disagreed with the veteran singaporean leader but bore him no enmity for the differences of opinion on what was good for the newborn nation to thrive. May 11, 2018 watching dr mahathir fight malaysian ge14 reminds me of lee kuan yew who famously said, even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and i feel something is going wrong, i will get up. Tender moments in mr lee kuan yew and dr mahathirs. May 16, 2018 prime minister lee hsien loong is planning a trip to malaysia this saturday to meet malaysian prime minister mahathir mohamad, he said on may 16. Lee kuan yew passed away four years ago, so his book is closed.
Malaysias mahathir remembers lee kuan yew, his frequent. Lee kuan yew on malaysia in a new book din merican. The other book in the giants of asia series is conversations with lee kuan yew. Who is a better prime minister, tun dr mahathir or lee. The wit and wisdom of dr mahathir mohamad is a collection of nearly 600 quotations spanning his time in government and beyond. I am afraid on most other issues we could not agree, he said. Dr mahathir mohamad, the fourth and longestserving prime minister. Dr mahathir vs the late lee kuan yew they dislike each. Dr mahathir mohamad, a hardline umno member who played a key role in ousting. Tak pelak pendukung mahathir dan lee kuan yew saling membela diri. I dont feel any guilt to equate its predicament with that of singapore so as to need its lee kuan yew and mahathir mohamad provided that there must be some agreements and negotiations about how to address some issues of development. Lee gave the sultan a copy of mahathirs application form. Mahathir s deep resentment and suspicion against singapore. Mahathir was the fourth pm of malaysia from 1981 to 2003.
Despite a younger electorate, former leaders like mahathir mohamad and. On lee kuan yew s death in march 2015, mahathir wrote a blog entitled kuan yew and i. Watching dr mahathir fight malaysian ge14 reminds me of lee kuan yew who famously said, even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and i. His aunt, lee choo neo, was the first female doctor to practice in singapore. How can suharto, mahathir mohamad, and lee kuan yew be. Watching mahathir in ge14 reminds me of lee kuan yew, says. With the recent passing of the architect of modern singapore, lee kuan yew, kinibiz revisits two older articles, updated and combined into one for this purpose, written in 20. Tokyo malaysias hardline attitude with singapore over a territorial dispute reflects the often fractious relationship that prime minister mahathir mohamad had with his peer, the late lee kuan yew, founding father of the citystate the two countries have always had differences, but under former malaysian prime minister najib razak, cooperation was on the rise. There have been endless entanglements and disputes between malaysia and singapore over all these years, and former malaysian prime minister tun dr mahathir mohamad and singapores founding father lee kuan yew played a key role in the bilateral relations of the two neighbouring countries. With lee kuan yews death, mahathir mohamad is the last of. Dr mahathir pours scorn on lee kuan yews oratory skills. Singapore government launch antimahathir campaign former. Mahathir s feelings towards singapore and lee kuan yew are clear and obvious.
Mahathir mohamad has 54 books on goodreads with 11172 ratings. Dr m reminds me of lee kuan yew, says exsingapore pm. W ith the recent passing of the architect of modern singapore, lee kuan yew, kinibiz revisits two older articles, updated and combined into one for this purpose, written in 20. Sep 09, 2017 the day i lectured on marx to goh keng swee. But mr lee kuan yew and dr mahathir also had a number of differences. Jun 02, 2011 i just completed reading american professor tom plates two books under his giants of asia series, conversations with lee kuan yew and conversations with mahathir mohamad. Malaysia is prepared to lose its talent through its racebased policies in order to maintain the dominance of one race, said lee kuan yew in his new book which was launched tonight in singapore. Much of what singapore is today have been the results of. Old mahathir mohamad was not always pals with singapore. In this video were going to learn how to improve our lives by analyzing our take on lee s rules for success. Lee kuan yew archives the correct movement website.
The book is based on almost 10 hours of interviews with the former malaysian prime minister. Its tempting to see najib razak and dr mahathir mohamad as a tired choice between coke and pepsi. Former malaysian prime minister tun dr mahathir mohamed has poured scorn on the oratory skills of singapores former prime minister lee kuan yew in a documentary mahathir shown on the starhub history channel last sunday at 8pm. From his writings in the early years to his occasional jibes against the little red dot after stepping down as malaysias prime minister in 2003, dr. Mr lee kuan yew, who was then prime minister, hosting a reception for late malaysian prime minister tunku abdul rahman at sri temasek, the official residence of the prime minister of singapore, in. During his long rule, singapore became the most prosperous nation in southeast asia. During those years, his singaporean counterparts were founding prime minister lee kuan yew up. He wrote on his blog that he was saddened by the demise of singapores founding prime minister mr lee kuan yew.
Would be more appropriate if they were on opposite sides of the coin each glaring out at their own vision of the future, refusing to look at the same end goal. Mahathir versus lee kuan yew hantu laut i have always admired lee kuan yew for what he did for singapore and his zero tolerance against corruptions making singapore one of the least corrupted nations in the world. Criticism of china by malaysias mahathir resonates around. Mahathir mohamad called the pap prochinese, communistoriented. I could cite sources, but you would learn more by reading up on them.
The day i lectured on marx to goh keng swee, opinion news. Throughout his career, dr mahathir has spoken and written in a frank and uncompromising manner and he has continued to do so since retiring from the premiership in 2003. Mahathir is provoked, he may turn out to be unyielding and quarrelsome, which would make singapores relations with malaysia difficult. Much of what singapore is today have been the results of the foundation set by him. So he wants his son, mukhriz, to emulate general lee hsien loong. As such, his entire legacy is not yet over, although he is not exactly covering himself with glory here. Apart from being from roughly the same era, i personally would not compare them, as if they achieved the same laurels. By mahathir mohamad, former malaysian prime minister, writes on his blog about the death of singapores lee kuan yew 1. Watching mahathir fight malaysian ge14 reminds me of lee kuan yew who famously said, even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and i. Aug 18, 20 the older lee kuan yew, who will be 90 on malaysia day, sept 16, was the longest serving prime minister in asia, ruling singapore as chief minister from 1959 at the tender age of 36 and then as prime minister from the time it was expelled from malaysia in 1965, right up to 1990, making in all over 30 years. Mahathirs deep resentment and suspicion against singapore. Lee kuan yew today denies that he has ever spoken of asian values, claiming that he has always advocated confucian values, demonstrating the importance.
Mar 27, 2015 malaysias former leader mahathir mohamad, one of lee kuan yew s greatest rivals, said on friday he was saddened by the death of singapores founding father although the two southeast asian. Jul 21, 2017 lee kuan yew s top 10 rules for success. Aug 07, 20 august 6, 20 lee kuan yew on malaysia in a new book by. Najib and current singapore prime minister lee hsien loong are 65 and 66, respectively. Mahathir, lee kuan yew and the lazy native malaysia today.
Japans prime minister shinzo abe front bows after signing a condolences book for the late lee kuan yew, former prime minister of singapore, at the singapore embassy in tokyo march 24, 2015. The same can be said about both mahathir and lee kuan yew. No one can poke lee kuan yew all the time like how dr mahathir. Mahathir is much worse that being kiasu because lky was negotiating diplomatically for the best deal for singapore. When mr lee passed away in march 2015, dr mahathir penned a long, touching post on his blog titled kuan yew and i, the post was a tribute to the solid working relationship the two men shared. Umno baru, najib and mahathir are trying to mask this fact behind the allah charade.
Sep 14, 2010 dr mahathir mohamad may give his side of the story, but this is not what i gathered when we read lee kuan yews memoirs on the difficult years when he had to deal with politicians from malaya and also on the racial strife that happened. Were sure itll tug at the heartstrings of citizens living on both sides of the causeway. Salut pada mahathir atas kemauan dan energi yang dengan gigih untuk. Dr mahathir mohamad is the former prime minister of malaysia. Aug 28, 2018 criticism of china by malaysias mahathir resonates around east asia, and with beijing. Two of asias bestknown strongmen, singapores lee kuan yew and malaysias dr mahathir mohamad, had much in common a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that. Hes the last survivor of an old guard of towering southeast asian leaders, including figures like singapores lee kuan yew and indonesias suharto. Mahathir still living in the shadow of lee kuan yew nikkei asian. Jun 18, 2009 i have read for many years about tun dr. The three most outstanding were mr lee kuan yew, dr goh keng swee and mr s. Who is a better prime minister, tun dr mahathir or lee kuan yew. Ragile agil seorang ayah yang kutu buku dan pecinta damai antar ras. Singapore mr lee kuan yew may not have been a close friend, but his passing still saddened dr mahathir mohamad, the former malaysian prime minister wrote in his blog today march 27.
Mahathirs feelings towards singapore and lee kuan yew are clear and obvious. Pula saat lee bersiap menyerahkan kekuasaan kepada goh. Mahatir vs lee kuan yew singapores second prime minister goh chok tong has hailed the political developments in malaysia, comparing dr mahathir mohamads campaign for the may 9 polls with that of the citystates founding father, lee kuan yew. May 19, 2018 apart from being from roughly the same era, i personally would not compare them, as if they achieved the same laurels. In his book the malay dilemma, mahathir espoused the view that malays particularly the rural ones whom he characterized as less competitive compared to the urban and racially mixed malays were somewhat lacking in intelligence as compared to others.950 379 227 1366 1044 1060 1202 662 959 1312 619 970 303 473 646 651 1520 1518 87 1552 474 415 528 642 942 787 1034 1203 179 875 1413 1382 866 971 612 139 115 643 606 400 484 488 501