Daily Archives: 2015-03-27

MPs share personal stories in tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

By Carlton Tan A special session was called yesterday, 26 March 26, for Members of Parliament (MPs) to pay tribute to the late Lee Kuan Yew. After 12 MPs made their speeches, a minute of silence was observed. Here are some of the personal stories that were shared. Lee Kuan Yew’s frailty towards his last years (Dr Ng Eng Hen) …

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Low’s reminder timely, don’t whitewash Lee’s dubious ways

Workers’ Party (WP) secretary general, Low Thia Khiang, has paid a glowing tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister who passed away earlier this week. At a specially convened session of Parliament to recognise Mr Lee’s 60 years of life work in helping build the nation, Mr Low described the former as “an extraordinary political …

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Kuan Yew and I – by Mahathir Mohamad

By Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian Prime Minister, writes on his blog about the death of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew. 1. No matter how friendly or unfriendly we are, the passing away of a man you know well saddens you. 2. I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan Yew. But still I feel sad at his demise. 3. …

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The lion and his pride

By Howard Lee His body tired, the end draws nigh, The old lion lies down in the shade. His breathing laboured, he’s barely awake. The last glimmer begins to fade. His mane a tangle from more glorious days When he ruled the plains with fury. His claws of steel, once feared and revered, Now dull and blunt, battle-wearied. His mind …

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Australian Parliament pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

By Carlton Tan Over two days, 24 and 25 March, members of Australia’s Senate and the House of Representatives expressed their condolences at the passing of former Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. On 25 March, the Australian government passed a motion to “record its deep regret” at the death of Mr Lee, and “place on record its acknowledgement of …

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