Lee Kuan Yew, mafia mentor and braggart of Singapore who refuses to die, had met ex-West German chancellor at Shangri-La Hotel yesterday to discuss on writing a book on international affairs. Lee is 88 and Schmidt is 94.
The book will be published in English and German.
"We try to publish by Christmas. It's a good time for sales," said Lee.
Lee said that they had a measure of each other and found much common ground and think and talk alike on many issues.
Schmidt left Singapore for China after the press conference. He is scheduled to meet former Chinese premier Zhou today.