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CALVIN CHENG: WHY THE WESTERN PRESS IS TOTALLY WRONG ABOUT LEE KUAN YEW

The Western press has relentlessly trotted out the opinion that Lee Kuan Yew built Singapore’s undeniable economic success at the cost of fundamental civil liberties. Much as I understand that it is in the West’s fundamental DNA to assert certain inalienable freedoms, as a Singaporean, I strenuously object that there has been any such trade-off.

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