The Canberra Times is up in arms (on behalf of concerned academics of course) over ANU’s decision to give Singapore’s former PM Lee Kuan Yew an honorary doctorate.
While I wouldn’t describe Lee Kuan Yew’s regime as ideal, I’ve also noticed that the vast majority of Singaporeans I’ve met regard him with a great deal of affection and not as a monster.
Is there any former leader they would approve of other than Nelson Mandela? (or maybe Stalin?)
UPDATED: The ABC has managed to get Michael McKinley to stand up and be counted in opposition to the award.