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Lee Kuan Yew: The Crucial Years

This facsimile edition of Alex Josey’s Lee Kuan Yew: The Crucial Years (1968) contains practically everything that Singapore’s first prime minister had said politically since his student days at Cambridge right up to his speeches at the 1971 Commonwealth Prime Minister’s Conference held in Singapore.

More than a political biography of a remarkable Asian statesman, this indispensable volume shows how Lee successfully created an independent multiracial nation while tackling and solving problems which confront all developing states. The account ends in 1970 when Singapore was faced with the gloomy prospect of the withdrawal of British troops in 1971, and the necessity of creating, almost overnight, a credible Singapore defence force.
1,144 printed pages

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    vshih8has quoted4 years ago
    This reason for using English was just as valid in 1956 as it is in 1970, but Singapore in 1956 was struggling to become independent of the British
    chingkt76has quoted7 years ago
    ian) she was first in the Senior Cambridge Examination for the whole of Malaya. At Raffles College, Miss Kwa graduated in 1947 and was awarded a Queen’s Scholarship. Then she went to Cambridge where she became the first Malayan woman to be awarded first class honours, which she obtained after o

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