19 Oct '11, 11am

Lee Kuan Yew first Asian to receive Lincoln Medal

Lee Kuan Yew first Asian to receive Lincoln Medal

Lee Kuan Yew gets a medal in the US. AsiaOne : Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was presented with the Lincoln Medal, an award which honours those whose accomplishments exemplify the legacy of America’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Mr Lee is the first Asian to receive the annual award, reported The Straits Times. Previous winners included top United States diplomat Hillary Clinton, South African activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Hollywood director George Lucas. During the award ceremony at the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington on Wednesday morning, Mr Lee spoke about the tough economic situation in the US and said that its “strengths and resilience will help the country come out on top again”. “I am confident that America’s innate creativity, resilience and innovative spirit will allow it to confront its core problems, overcome them and regain competitiveness...

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