Lee Kuan Yew's legacy seen in vibrant, controlled Singapore

March 22, 2015 8:43 PM

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Lee Kuan Yew's legacy seen in vibrant, controlled Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, a towering figure in post-colonial Asia, oversaw tiny Singapore's transformation from British tropical outpost to an affluent, global city in just over a generation, setting the example for developing economies from China to Dubai.

He retained English as Singapore's working language as a means of keeping the peace between the island's Chinese majority and Malay and Indian minorities and focused very early on in making "clean and green" Singapore, which turns 50 this year, one of Asia's most liveable and corruption-free countri...

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