Monthly Archives: March 2015

Community tribute sites for Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore residents wishing to pay their last respects to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew have been advised to do so at the various community tribute sites located around the island. Below are some pictures from the site for Pasir-Ris Punggol, located at the hard court behind Sengkang Community Club. The queues are short, and there are no security checks. Visitors can pen …

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Straits Times publishing Alfian Sa’at posts on LKY: “Because it’s newsy”

By Carlton Tan On Friday, The Straits Times published an article, titled “Playwright Alfian Sa’at questions LKY legacy”. In it, their arts correspondent put together several of Alfian Sa’at’s posts and comments on Facebook, one of which was written in Malay, and referred to an article that he wrote for an online journal. This includes a quotation of his parody. …

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PRC group attacks and kills S’porean with sledge hammer

Report from TR Emeritus: A netizen, Erwan Zainal, posted a note on his Facebook page [Link] on Thursday (26 Mar), mentioning that his cousin who has just joined the construction industry was allegedly beaten by 6 PRCs at a construction site with a sledge hammer. Apparently, while recuperating at home on MC, his cousin was later pronounced dead on 25 …

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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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TODAY paper misrepresents Low Thia Khiang’s tribute in Parliament

By Carlton Tan Amid calls for Singaporeans to temper their criticism of the late Lee Kuan Yew in this period of mourning, Workers’ Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang’s tribute in Parliament has struck a raw nerve because of TODAY’s misrepresentation. According to TODAY’s Facebook post, Mr Low claimed that “many Singaporeans were sacrificed” under PAP’s one-party rule, and that “Mr …

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