Protests against Lee Kuan Yew



When the Australian University in Canberra bestowed an honorary law doctorate on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the founding prime minister of Singapore, there were protests. About 150 protesters took up placards, describing him as a dictator and many seats in the auditorium were vacant as some university staff boycotted the ceremony. Many years ago when there was discriminatory immigration policies in Australia, Mr. Lee had said that Australians risked becoming white trash in Asia.

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