Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies

Apologist for neo-liberalism and autocracy

Lee Kuan Yew died at the age of 91 on 23 March. World leaders from Obama in the US to Najib in Malaysia and most of the pro-market media applaud him as a ‘great leader’ who has elevated Singapore to a modern state on a par with the most developed countries. They admire him basically for his three decades (1959-1990) of having absolute power that he used to assist local and international capitalists to reap economic profits. But this was achieved by widespread human rights abuse as well as an anti-working class and anti-socialist agenda. read more