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FC: Mr Harry Lee Kuan Yew

1: His Contribution To The Success Of Singapore

2: Lee Kuan Yew | He is the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, governing for three decades. By the time he chose to step down to enable a stable leadership renewal, he had become the world's longest-serving Prime Minister. He is one of the most influential political figures in South-East Asia. And became Senior Minister in 1990. He is the Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. And has operated a successful black market business selling tapioca-based glue called Stikfas during WWII.

3: PAP | On 12 November 1954, Mr Lee, together with a group of fellow English-educated middle-class men, formed the People's Action Party in an expedient alliance with the pro-communist trade unionists won the Tanjong Pagar seat in the 1955 elections. As Co-founder and first secretary-general of the PAP, he led the party to eight victories from 1959 to 1990, and oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965.

4: He sought our independence | After Malayan Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman proposed the formation of a federation, which would include Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak in 1961, Mr. Lee began to campaign for a merger with Malaysia to end British colonial rule. After Singapore separated from Malaysia, Mr Lee began to seek international recognition of Singapore's independence.

5: He declared a policy of neutrality and non-alignment, following Switzerland's model. He asked Goh Keng Swee to build up the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and requested help from other countries, particularly Israel, for advice, training and facilities.Lee introduced legislation giving the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) greater power to conduct arrests, search, call up witnesses, and investigate bank accounts and income-tax returns of suspected persons and their families. He also proposed to link the salaries of ministers, judges, and top civil servants to the salaries of top professionals in the private sector. | He asked Goh Keng Swee to build the SAF, gave CPIB greate rpower and increased the salaries of top professionals in the private sector.

6: He campaigned for the citizens of Singapore. | > He started the Stop at Two campaign -Mr Lee sparked the 'Great Marriage Debate' when he encouraged Singapore men to choose highly-educated women as wives. Mr Lee also introduced incentives such as tax rebates, schooling, and housing priorities for graduate mothers who had three or four children, in a reversal of the over-successful 'Stop-at-Two' family planning campaign in the 1960s and 1970s >He presented canong as corporal punishment to the public. -The PAP government under Lee extended its use to an ever-expanding range of crimes. By 1993 it was mandatory for 42 offences and optional for a further 42. Those routinely ordered by the courts to be caned now include drug addicts and illegal immigrants. From 602 canings in 1987, the figure rose to 3,244 in 1993 and to 6,404 in 2007.Lee also introduced caning in the Singapore Armed Forces, and Singapore is one of few countries in the world where corporal punishment is an official penalty in military discipline.

7: > He organizesed Huayu Cool! - In December 2004, a one-year long campaign called (Hua yu Cool!) was launched, in an attempt to attract young viewers to learn and speak Mandarin. | In the present Singapore | Mr Lee announced that he has decided to leave the Cabinet for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his team to have a fresh clean slate.During the three decades in which Lee held office, Singapore grew from being a developing country to one of the most developed nations in Asia, despite its small population, limited land space and lack of natural resources. In 2004 the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy was named after him, which is one of the first cases of an institution in Singapore doing so.

8: His Family

10: His Hakka great-grandfather, Lee Bok Boon (born 1846), emigrated from the Dapu county of Guangdong province to the Straits Settlements in 1862. | The eldest child of Lee Chin Koon and Chua Jim Neo, Lee Kuan Yew was born at 92 Kampong Java Road in Singapore, in a large and airy bungalow. | His grandfather gave him the name "Harry" in addition to his Chinese name (given by his father) Kuan Yew.

11: Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his wife Kwa Geok Choo were married on 30 September 1950. His wife passed away on 2 October 2010 in her sleep. They have two sons and one daughter. | His elder son Lee Hsien Loong, a former Brigadier General, has been the Prime Minister since 2004. | Lee's wife, Kwa Geok Choo, used to be a partner of the prominent legal firm.

12: Mr Lee Kuan Yew's impact on me

13: T | He oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965 and when we seperated, the riots in Malaysia stopped.If it wasn't for him, we would still be part of Malaysia and would be in riots ang the citizens of Singapore would not be treated equally as the Malays still have special rights.Special rights for the Malays does not treat all races fairly as they will allow Malays to get to a company/job first.

14: How i should follow Mr Lee Kuan Yew

15: We should learn from Mr Lee Kuan Yew in terms of: 1) his attitude on how to go through difficult obstacles. 2)His leadership 3)His courage of bring Singapore to this day. 4) co-founder and first secretary-general of the People's Action Party (PAP)

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