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Looking back – media and public reaction to Lee Kuan Yew’s passing

By Cassandra Chia I had wanted to write this post for quite a while, but I chose to wait for the right time, because I was well aware that many were grieving during the mourning period of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s death, and I did not want to be disrespectful or insensitive to the distressed feelings many Singaporeans were facing. Our …

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SMRT Fiasco – Time for heads to roll

By Ariffin Sha To call it a disaster may be an understatement for the quarter of a million people stranded by the train breakdowns last evening. Yes, we do see breakdown pretty often but what happened last night was unprecedented. 250,000 commuters were affected when no less than 57 train stations were rendered obsolete. The scenes around the red dot …

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Voices from Hong Lim Park on Amos Yee

The following were the views expressed by some among the hundreds who attended the protest at Hong Lim Park to call for the release of Amos Yee. The protest was organised by the Community Action Network (CAN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Singapore concerned about freedom of expression, and civil and political rights. We thank Offbeat Perspectives for sharing this …

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Amos Yee back in remand for three weeks

Amos Yee, the teenager who was charged for offending Christians for a video he posted online criticising former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, has been remanded for another three weeks today, 2 June, pending a report to assess if he is suitable to serve reformative training. Yee was previously remanded for a total of 18 days for not complying with his bail …

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Tribute paintings to LKY depicting “The Father” through the years

The Straits Times ran an article on 15 April about a series of paintings by artists paying tribute to the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Among the paintings was a piece titled "The Father VII" (2013), by local artist Boo Sze Yang, that depicts Mr Lee Kuan Yew throughout the years. Mr Boo's online resume indicates that he …

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Leave Oxley Road house be, build founder’s memorial park instead: GCT

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong had wanted to the home of the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to be kept for national heritage purposes, but said that he respected Mr Lee wish to demolish it. Instead, he suggested that a Founder's Memorial Park should be built instead. Mr Goh made the remarks on his Facebook page, …

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Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew and PAP in our early years

By Andrew Situ Lee Kuan Yew was a founding member and inaugural secretary-general of the People’s Action Party, the dominant political party in Singapore whose steel grip on power has often been scrutinised by various media outlets. He became the Prime Minister of Singapore in 1959 following the PAP’s landslide victory at the general elections. The popular narrative we hear …

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