Lee Kuan Yew : His Opinion About a Leader

Interestingly, though, for someone who cuts as complex and contentious a figure, Lee is not that concerned about how others appraise him and his policies.  “I have never been overconcerned or obsessed with opinion polls or popularity polls,” he once said, echoing a sentiment that he has conveyed throughout his career.  “I think a leader who is, is a weak leader.” 

As for his legacy, he insists on being remembered for the virtues that he embodied, not the positions that he attained.  He told a group of journalists from the Straits Times that he is “determined, consistent, persistent.  I set out to do something.  I keep on chasing it until it succeeds.  That is all….Anybody who thinks he is a statesman needs to see a psychiatrist.”

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Article and image taken from : The Diplomat

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