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The Singapore story : memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew / Lee Kuan Yew.
From Third World to first : the Singapore story, 1965-2000 / Lee Kuan Yew.


Speaker: Mr Roderick Woo 吳斌
Moderator: Dr. Chan Kow Tak 陳求德醫生
Language: English
Date: 25 March 2004 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Venue: 1/F, Main Library New Wing


About the Books

From Third  World to first the Singapore story From Third World to first : the Singapore story, 1965-2000

Yew is not an endearing figure. He is arrogant, self-righteous, and seems unduly sensitive to criticism by "outsiders" of Singapore's record on human rights. Despite occasional efforts to hide his less-than-pleasant characteristics, they often burst through in his long and often fascinating account of the dramatic transformation of this island nation into a stable and prosperous society. As prime minister for more than three decades, Yew certainly merits credit for Singapore's emergence, and... (from Booklist)


image1 The Singapore story : memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

In these vivid memoirs, Lee takes a profoundly personal look back at the events that led to Singapore's independence and shaped its struggle for success. From British colonial rule through Japanese occupation in World War II, Communist insurrection, riots, independence — and the struggles that followed — few political memoirs anywhere have been this blunt, or this fascinating. Anyone interested in the political history of Singapore, Asia, and the modern world. (from the Publisher)


About the Speaker

Roderick Bun WOO has practised continuously as a solicitor in Hong Kong for more than 30 years. He was elected President of the Law Society in 1993 and was re-elected twice to serve for 3 consecutive terms. He was the founding Chairman of Law Week and served 3 years. He has represented the profession locally and internationally on numerous occasions. He is in active practice as the senior partner of F. Zimmern & Co., a prominent Hong Kong law firm established in 1935.