31 Aug '17, 11am

M’sia’s first PM dissed LKY & shared thoughts on S’pore in 1980s interview https://t.co/BYKrqWCs7W

M’sia’s first PM dissed LKY & shared thoughts on S’pore in 1980s interview https://t.co/BYKrqWCs7W

Dato’ Abdullah Ahmad: Did Douglas-Home or any member of his Cabinet, Duncan Sandys or Thorneycroft (Peter Thorneycroft, British Secretary of Defence), try to persuade you, either following appeals from Singapore, merely acting on their own, or as a result of Singapore British lobbying in London, to take Lee Kuan Yew into the central government—to put him under your wing? The Tunku: Nothing like that. The British, say what you like about them, are very correct people. What actually happened was that Lee Kuan Yew and his colleagues themselves made this request to me. It had nothing to do with the British. The trouble came about when Lee Kuan Yew asked me if we and the PAP could form a national coalition government so that we could jointly tackle the racial problems. I refused because there was no point; we (the Alliance Party) were strong, with more than enough majority in p...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/08/msias-first-pm-dissed-lky-s...

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