Editorial Board

Time for Singapore to Grow Up

The city-state needs to begin revising its founder's illiberal policies.

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In building Singapore into a modern economic power, the late Lee Kuan Yew displayed admirable flexibility -- scrapping policies that didn’t work, expanding those that did. His political heirs should be similarly pragmatic about revising the illiberal social and political policies for which Lee was equally famous.

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