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In post-Lee Kuan Yew world, is his strategic vision still relevant?

On the 4th anniversary of his death, the question continues to loom large, especially for Singapore

ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA

It has been four years since Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew died, and how much the world has changed!

If he were alive, he might not recognise large parts of it: The United Kingdom on the verge of leaving the European Union, the United States and China in a trade war, the election of President Donald Trump bringing with it much uncertainty over America's international role, and the surprising turn of events in the Korean peninsula.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 07, 2019, with the headline ' In post-Lee Kuan Yew world, is his strategic vision still relevant?'. Subscribe