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A Chinese publication on the career and life of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew was launched on Monday at a conference marking the ninth anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
SINGAPORE: A Chinese publication on the career and life of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has been launched.
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat launched the book at a conference on Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Called "Singapore Chose Lee Kuan Yew", the book is presented in nine volumes and depicts Mr Lee's career over 60 years from perspectives such as nation building, diplomacy, family and friendship as well as personal health.
The conference, titled "The Big Ideas of Mr Lee Kuan Yew", also coincided with Mr Lee's 90th birthday.
Mr Heng said Mr Lee's "authentic voice" comes through in the new publication, and it's not the voice of political correctness but of "absolute conviction".
He said: "When I look back at Mr Lee's achievements, I am invariably pointed in the direction of the future, in particular, to do everything possible to be ready for it...There is also a special bridging across generations that happens in the process. The story of our journey as a young nation will resonate with the generation who went through our early hardships with Mr Lee, but the young will also benefit from learning our past, even as they seek to forge a better future."
Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Kishore Mahbubani,said the conference aims to capture, analyse and dissect Mr Lee's ideas so that they can continue to influence and benefit future generations of Singaporeans.