English: Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew Essay

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Jiating Weng
Prof. Anniqua Rana
English 100
Dec 6 2013
Political Intelligence of Prime Minister in Singapore As a famous writer, Naguib Mahfouz had mentioned in his book, “a path that had no beginning and no end, for it will always be extended by those who have a passion for eternal truth”(Mahfouz) Two years life in Singapore was not enough for me to know this island so thoroughly. In my memory, Public security, cleanliness and technological development are the three main reasons why people love to travel, live and educate their offspring in there. Singapore is a social-economic country, which forms a high-pressure atmosphere in the society. Therefore, people wandered around after dinner or watched movies during the midnight are the best moment of a day. Singaporean neither very hostile nor overly friendly in first impression, due to its competitive structure of life as well; however, they would be the best listener after time spent. Singapore is a country which people called it “Green Island” as well. Lee Kuan Yew, the prime minister in Singapore, believed that plant is the lung of human; therefore, he brought in majority of tropical flora to produce oxygen and improved the quality life for his citizens. Lee Kuan Yew was is a Chinese and he got an opportunity to educate in England, which formed him a democracy mind and a “law by law” person. His characteristic also explained the reasons he governed the nation by strict policy. He believed that Chinese would not comply with the law with an inattentive and mild punishment. According the research by Eugene Tan Kheng Boon, a Singaporean who is an associate professor of Law at Singapore Management University describe in his Academic journal, Lee Kuan Yew established his unique and strict law, due to their history of Singapore and his personal characteristic. Eventually, Singapore has successfully become one of safest and flourished countries in the world. Literature Review: Singapore had experienced of World War II and occupied by Japan during 1942-1945. After the expulsion of Japanese, British government united Malaya left Singapore because majority of citizens in Singapore were Chinese but not Malayan. Therefore, it became a separate British colony ran by a governor mainly appointed. Lee Kuan Yew, a prime minister of Singapore during that period came from a Chinese rich family. He was forced to quit the high school during the World War II; luckily, his parents had the opportunity and fund to send him to study in The London School of Economies and Political Science in Great British. He was well educated in English but bent on bringing an end to the British rule by led people to protest to administrate under British government and clarify to be an independent country. Later, he became an anti-communist; he mentioned in the report, “ The reason I hate communism is not because of Marxism, but because of Leninism.” According to the research about Leninism, Tsang Steve, a professor of contemporary Chinese Studies who works at University of Nottingham elaborated that, “Leninism has five defining characteristics: an obsessive focus upon staying in power; continuous governance reform designed to pre-empt public demands for democratization; sustained efforts to enhance the Party's capacity to elicit, respond to and direct changing public opinion; pragmatism in economic and financial management; and the promotion of nationalism in place of Communism”(Tsang). In his view of point, Leninism has proved that to be a problem in the past. Lee Kuan Yew became a socialist politician and founded the People’s Action Party in 1954. In 1958, he helped to negotiate in London for a Singapore with a fully government responsible for all internal affairs. Soon, his party won the majority of seats in the 1959 election. Lee took office as Singapore’s prime minister in June.
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