RIP Lee Kuan Yew

One of the giants of Southeast Asian politics has passed away. Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister, unabashed nationalist, and (when still known as Harry Lee) the best damn Englishman east of Suez.

You can watch the statement by current Prime Minister Lee Hsieng Loong below. It helps to remember that the elder Mr. Lee is the current PM’s father.

You can also watch my very favorite LKY interview, from about a decade ago. Even in his 80s, you can see the old firecracker here and there: “These are my choices,” etc.