Oct 2, 2006

Lee Kuan Yew Has Primitive Thinking, Says Anwar Ibrahim

Extracted from BERNAMA
Lee Kuan Yew Has Primitive Thinking, Says Anwar Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Nasional (Keadilan) considers former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as someone still trapped in primitive thinking when he alleged the Chinese in Malaysia and Indonesia were marginalised.

Party adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said such an allegation clearly reflected the Minister Mentor as a racist, to an extent he had intervened in the affairs of the Chinese in other countries, while the Singapore Malays were being neglected.

"What is more regrettable is the insensitivity of Lee Kuan Yew towards the plight of other races, be they Bumiputeras or Indians," he said in a statement issued here Monday.

Anwar said Lee should be fair to ensure justice for all races where they be safeguarded, no corrupt practices and for all be given equal opportunities in development.

The allegation by Lee, made during a speech at an international forum in Singapore on Sept 15, drew criticisms from various quarters in Malaysia and Indonesia.

-- BERNAMA


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