03 Jun '12, 12am

Lee Kuan Yew's remarks deeply offensive to Malays

"Most Chinese here are Buddhists or Taoists...I am one of them." No quarrel with that. [Endquote] Given the angle that this article is written from, there isn't really a problem with the rejoinder, "No quarrel with that" because it is factually correct. However, the reason that someone who is a Buddhist only in name would make such a statement for the consumption of the international community makes the racist Lee Kuan Yew's statement highly circumspect. In another context, I would have had a quarrel with the rejoinder as above because the fuller quote from the interview was actually, "You see most Chinese here are Buddhists or Taoist ancestor worshippers, I’m one of them, so it is a tolerant society, it says whatever you want to believe in, you go ahead." Also in the preceeding statements he made to NG in the above interview, he was actually distancing himself - like his ...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/3336-lee-kuan...

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