Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why should Singaporeans pay to enhance the myth of LKY

From: "Zai Zai"
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:01:14 GMT
Local: Thurs, Jun 25 2009 8:01 pm
Subject: Re: Why should Singaporeans pay to enhance the myth of LKY ?

Hey lobert Xin Xin aka Ape, where have you been for so long? I have been
taking over your posting junks that you always do here. Now, I can say nah!
you can have it back posting your stupid junk responses.

"lobert" wrote in message

> Hey! Senile lair, you have also been abusing the word "truth" as you nick
> !

> truth wrote:
>> truth comment: how many $millions are allocated and spend
>> on these awards in the name of lky ? why are the awards
>> given in the name of lky when it is the country who is paying
>> for it ? rightly the award should be call the singapore award
>> instead of lky award. lky is abusing singaporeans wealth to
>> perpetuate his own fame and myth.

LKY prize for city excellence
By Reico Wong

Minister for National Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan (left) arrived at the media briefing to introduce the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. --ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

A NEW prize to recognise outstanding international initiatives for city excellence was announced on Monday by Senior Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security, Professor S Jayakumar at the opening of Singapore International Water Week.

Called the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, the biennial international award focuses on four pillars instrumental to the success of every city - liveability, vibrancy, sustability and quality of life.

Review committe for the LKY World Cities prize
NOMINEES of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize will have to go through reviews and examination by a nominating committee and a prize council, whose members are:

Nominating Council

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It aims to recognise outstanding individuals and organisations who have contributed urban policies or projects which epitomise foresight, good governance or innovation in overcoming urban challenges in these areas.

The award is co-organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Centre for Liveable Cities, and places an emphasis on practical and cost effective ideas that can generate impactful social, economic and environmental benefits, and as far as possible, can be replicated across cities and communities around the world.

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is the second Lee Kuan Yew prize to be launched. The first was the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize launched in 2008, and similarly harnesses the spirit of innovation and foresight that contribute to urban city development.

The award is in line with Singapore's vision to promote excellence and thought leadership in the area of urban planning and management.

Minister for National Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan, said, 'Many cities are faced with challenges of rapid urban growth, lack of housing and infrastructure and increasing traffic congestion. Singapore too seeks to develop a liveable and sustainable city with a good quality of life.

'We hope that the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize will serve as a catalyst to facilitate the sharing of best practices in urban solutions world wide, and spur further innovation in sustainable urban development in pursuit of city excellence.'

Nominees and the winner will be selected through a rigorous two-tier selection process which includes review by both a nominating committee and a prize council made up of local and international prominent thought leaders and experts.

The inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize will be awarded in June 2010, together with the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize at the Lee Kuan Yew Awards Ceremony and Banquet, to be held during the World Cities Summit 2010 in Singapore.

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