Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Asian Heroes by Times Magazine

In the special edition of Times Magazine, it pays tribute to 60 Asian heroes, who have significant contribution in vaious fields, and amidst those familiar names, we have Singapore MM, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew on the list. He was being potrayed as smart, tough, pragmatic—an enduring symbol of Asia itself. He has been widely regarded as one of the smartest brain in Asian region, transforming Singapore into what they are now, with GDP per capita at $29,500 from a few hundreds in just 40 years.

If the neighbours could label him as "senile", then I bet we need to find a better term to describe their state of mind which is lower than "senile", perhaps a "retard"? Pardon my poor English, I am very bad with words.

I bet the "kampung jagung" won't be able to get their names on the list even if they brought "teh tarik" to the space.

The Cover:
60 Years of Asian Heroes

The Contents:
Gandhi & Nehru
Corazon Aquino
Aung San & Aung San Suu Kyi
Ahmad Shah Massoud
Deng Xiaoping
Mohammad Hatta
General Vo Nguyen Giap
Sir Murray MacLehose
General Douglas MacArthur
Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Lee Kuan Yew
Akira Kurosawa
Amartya Sen
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Maxine Hong Kingston
Kenzo Tange
Hayao Miyazaki
Farrokh Bulsara
Nam June Paik
Han Suyin
Gong Li
Seiji Ozawa
Salman Rushdie
Li Ka-shing
Akio Morita & Masaru Ibuka
Stan Shih
Jerry Yang
Momofuku Ando
Narayana Murthy
Hanae Mori, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake & Rei Kawakubo
Muhammad Yunus
Chung Ju Yung
Victor & William Fung
Shigeru Miyamoto
Lakshmi Mittal
Sachin Tendulkar
Li Ning
Jahangir Khan
Bruce Lee
Efren Reyes
Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Hillary
Rudy Hartono
Sadaharu Oh
Mou Zuoyun
The Dalai Lama
Youk Chhang
Guan Yi & Malik Peiris
Thich Nhat Hanh
Eugenia Apostol & Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc
Kang Chol Hwan
Judith Mackay
Mechai Viravaidya
Ding Zilin
King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Mother Teresa

(Source of info: Times Magazine, November 13, 2006 Vol. 168, No. 20)

These are the great people of the region, click on the links if you want to know more. You can find a brief description of their contribution using this link.


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