Monday, December 12, 2005

The man who called Harry's bluff

'Singapore's political leaders and state-guided media have been lavish in their praise for Devan Nair, the city-state's former president and trade union leader, who died last week at age 82. That would not be unusual except for the fact that Nair was living in exile in Canada after a very public falling out 20 years ago with Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore. Nair became one of Mr Lee's bitterest critics, saying that he had created a repressive regime. He also accused Mr Lee of being an elitist whose views linking genetics with intelligence were demeaning to Singapore's ethnic Indian and Malay minorities.' More

Meditations on the human journey by CV Devan Nair / Speeches


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