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70 years young

with the 92 year old mahathir taking power next door and cancelling high speed rail project, LHL is no doubt disappointed that the efforts invested in the close relationship with najib (and the real estate buys around jurong east made … Continue reading

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朝鲜

习金大连会面 我觉得同川普沟通不顺利 要找些中国支持的新策略 金再度說明實現朝鮮半島非核化是北韓始終如一明確立場,只要各方消除對北韓的敵意政策和安全威脅,北韓沒必要擁核,非核化是可以實現的. 希望透過北韓與美國對話建立互信,各方負責任採取分階段,同步性措施,全面推進以政治來解決朝鮮半島問題進程,最終實現非核化及長久和平-这些虽然没变,似乎他在准备破局 消息传出说三个美国公民即将释放,那时显示他预料金川会成功.川普说不考虑撤军后情形改变,放人已经不急迫.似乎美方没有提出阶段,同步的让步配合北韩的阶段废核.美方盛传朝鲜因为经济制裁压力愿意废核,似乎没考虑到制裁最大压力是中朝贸易减缩,而中美贸易纠纷引出中不再配合美国制裁政策的空间朝有机可乘 added 8 hrs later: Pompeo is on route to Pyongyang to finalize the meeting schedule and hopefully bring back the 3 prisoners; what can he give Kim to make it happen? Obviously, the announcement … Continue reading

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wang gungwu article on proposed chinese constitution change

I read the article with much interest: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/xi-and-the-lessons-from-chinas-past While the change is undoubtedly significant, the real decision comes in 2022’s 20th party congress when Xi will need to be reappointed as chair of politburo standing committee and military affairs commission, … Continue reading

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Method of Government

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding leader of Singapore, passed away in the early morning of 23 March 2015; this is a review of his governing ideas. Chungkwong Yuen retired professor of computer science, national university of singapore added Feb … Continue reading

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38 oxley road

with opposition figures speaking about abuse of power at the Hong Lim Park rally on 15 July 2017, the matter has truly elevated from a family quarrel with political overtones (and entertainment value, though now exhausted) into a political issue. … Continue reading

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PAP’s presidential scheme

note added on 8/5/2017 – a recent constitutional amendment imposes additional requirements on presidential candidates’ eligibility: the government may declare for each election the particular ethic group candidates must belong to; for the next presidential election candidates are required to … Continue reading

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Leninism, Asian Culture and Singapore

first published 1999 in Asian Profile; other writings see yuenco.com hongshanren.com penglairen.org yuenck.wordpress.com 1. Introduction Singapore is a place that arouses deeply divided feelings among observers. Economically, it is one of the great success stories of this century, but it … Continue reading

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