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Friday, March 03, 2017

Lee Kuan Yew's fortitude & mastery ~ Will we ever see such a leader emerge here in Malaysia?


For someone like me who misses such a dynamic strong leadership like that shown by our nation builder as in the person of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Singapore's founding Father the late esteemed Lee Kuan Yew, getting to watch such exhilarating videos such as this reminds me how we really need to raise and nurture strong, dynamic citizens capable of leading our beloved country to it's deserved position as one of this region's most progressive nation as what we were promised by Tun Dr. Mahathir's Vision 2020!


The way Lee Kuan Yew stands his ground and defend his Singapore Government's decision to put troublesome and meddling 'offshore' American press such as the 'Asian Wall Street Journal' in its place, truly ought to be made as a benchmark of political science reference material.

I do not see that many current so called leaders here in Malaysia possess such fine leadership qualities such as what our Tun Dr. Mahathir and Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew possess.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Lee Kuan Yew
Only true statesmen like our two countries @ Singapore and Malaysia illustrious nation builders in the form of Lee Kuan Yew and Tun Dr. Mahathir qualify to be recognized as such.

Our current blemished leaders pale in comparison to such fine politicians. Yes, they were labeled as dictators, strongmen and such but look at what they did for both Singapore and Malaysia compared to what our nations were back in the days of the British Colonial era and before that?

Malaya and Singapore were then pillaged and looted of its riches and were mere vassals of the British Colonial Empire. Singapore had nothing to speak of in terms of natural minerals or even petroleum back then. 

Lee Kuan Yew turned that once stinking marshland and polluted port into being one of this region's leading economies! We were once known as a 3rd world agricultural backwater.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad through his firm and dynamic leadership turned Malaysia into what it is now, a strong emerging industrialized nation but the current leader made us infamous with the scandalous 1MDB case which he is accused of playing the main part. I don't think that case will get settled within my lifetime.

Strong leaders like Lee Kuan Yew and Tun Dr. Mahathir are rare and quite hard to come by. Our country's aspiring politicians ought to study and emulate these great icons struggle in turning both Singapore and Malaysia around.