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Tommy Koh For The Straits Times

Ten years, over 100 trips and millions of miles

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has helped to strengthen ties between Singapore and the world.

Published on Aug 13, 2014 11:14 AM
 
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak at the Malaysia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat in Putrajaya in April. Mr Lee and Datuk Seri Najib enjoy a warm relationship and their resolution of a long-standing dispute over Malaysian railway land has unlocked the door to new areas of cooperation, such as a rail link between Singapore and Johor Baru and the construction of a high-speed railway between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Singapore has had three prime ministers. As the leaders of a small state in a big world, they had to be equally good at governing Singapore internally and managing Singapore's relations externally.

Mr Lee Hsien Loong has been the Prime Minister of Singapore for 10 years. He has been a good steward of Singapore's national interests.

He has adhered to Mr Lee Kuan Yew's founding principles and consolidated Mr Goh Chok Tong's legacy. The last decade has seen Singapore safe in a troubled world. Its standing has even been enhanced.

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