Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going (Chinese version)
Publication date: January 2010
Authors: Han Fook Kwang, Zuraidah Ibrahim, Chua Mui Hoong, Lydia Lim, Ignatus Low, Rachel Lin & Robin Chan
Why is Lee so hard on his political opponents? Could the PAP ever lose its grip on power? Are the younger leaders up to the mark? Will growing religiosity change Singapore for the better of worse? How will rising giants China and India affect Singapore's fortunes? Why is rich Singapore so parsimonious when spending on the poor and disadvantaged? Why the drive to attract immigrants despite Singaporeans' discomfiture? Lee, fielding these and many other questions in the book and on DVD, is combative, thought-provoking and controversial. You may not agree with Lee, but you will find yourself challenged to consider the reasons for his views. Lee has stayed in the public eye for 60 years - as the revolutionary leader who steered Singapore to independence, as the Prime Minister who transformed the Republic into a First World country, and as Minister Mentor, the elder statesman. Based on 32 hours of interviews, this book and DVD pick up where his memoirs of 1999 and 2000 left off.
60年来，他一直备受注目，既是带领新加坡迈向独立的革命领袖，也是缔造新加坡经济奇迹的坚毅总理，如今则扮演着政坛元老的角色。 我们都读过有关李光耀的论文，也常在电视上看到他。但在很多人的眼里，他的“国父”身份使他有如另一个年代的神话人物，冷淡而孤傲，令人又敬又畏。 通过32小时的访谈内容结集成书，附加64页的照片和访谈DVD，《硬道理》从他1999年和2000年的回忆录接续。