Lee Kuan Yew lacked faith in Singapore

Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew needed to trust the nation he so carefully built. In its early days, Singapore needed a firm guiding hand but Lee never accepted there would a time to abandon the nanny state.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.