A new book by former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew will be launched on Aug 6. Titled One Man's View of the World, the 400-page volume covers Mr Lee's views on the future of the major powers and regions of the world. He also writes about the global economy and climate change, and reflects candidly on life and death.
The final chapter of the book captures a series of conversations between Mr Lee and his old friend, former chancellor of West Germany, Helmut Schmidt. The two met to discuss international affairs over three days in May 2012 when Mr Schmidt was in Singapore.
A team from The Straits Times provided research and editorial material, and conducted a series of interviews with Mr Lee. Excerpts of these interviews are included in each of the eleven chapters.
Published by Straits Times Press, the book will be launched by Mr Lee at the Istana. It will be available in bookstores for $39.90. The book will be made available in Malaysia and around the region soon after the launch. Orders may be done through the Straits Times Press website at www.stpressbooks.com.sg