When Harry Lee died
When Harry Lee died his neighbors from the north east cried and wished they had a leader much like him because he ushered progress by wielding an iron fist.
While we mourn his death and celebrate his achievements. Let us remember that Singapore's history cannot be simply reduced according to the account of its leader. Nor should we forget that this progress also came at a significant cost for human rights...
It’s very dangerous to think that countries, especially those that that have little semblance with Singapore’s, size, geography, economy, ethnicities, and history, could benefit from a leader like Lee Kuan Yew.