Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 92. This book, which was first published in 1998, tells the story of his life from when the Japanese occupied Singapore in 1941 until 1998 when he was Senior Minister.
Based on 13 exclusive interviews held over 30 hours, this book chronicles the events, people and political fortunes that were to shape Lee’s view of the world, as well as the path he set for the transformation of Singapore. It delves into the choices he made, the political turnings he took, the insights gained and lessons learnt, some of which were expounded to the authors for the first time, with wit, wisdom, candour and vivid recollection.
Written by three leading journalists from The Straits Times.
About the authors
At the time of writing: Han Fook Kwang was Political Editor; Warren Fernandez was Assistant Political Editor, and Sumiko Tan the Assistant Editor of Life! and Sunday Plus.
Today: Han Fook Kwang is Managing Editor of English and Malay Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings; Warren Fernandez is Editor of The Straits Times; and Sumiko Tan is Editor of Life!, Sunday LifeStyle and Urban sections of The Straits Times.
Today: Han Fook Kwang is Managing Editor of English and Malay Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings; Warren Fernandez is Editor ofThe Straits Times; and Sumiko Tan is Editor of Life!, Sunday LifeStyle and Urban sections ofThe Straits Times.