Lee Kuan Yew 2013

Geoff Wade has an interesting article over at East Asia Forum. It captures some of the discussions on Singapore at the Malaysia and Singapore Update 2013, and extends it further. New Mandala readers interested in understanding what are the possibilities of a Singapore sans the mortal presence of Lee Kuan Yew should read this article.

At a time not too far distant, Lee Kuan Yew, the font of all authority, legitimacy, orthodoxy and indeed fear in Singapore for over 50 years will no longer be with us. It is thus perhaps appropriate to begin discussing what the absence of Lee Kuan Yew will mean for the Singaporean republic.