Remembering Lee Kuan Yew
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Chua Boon Hee
09:00 PM - 29 Mar 2015
Our Honourable Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Our thoughts are with you as a Singapore Citizen. We are proud to pledge ourselves to continue your spirit to nation building. “We, the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society based on justice and equality so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation”. Your Citizen, Chua Boon Hee
08:59 PM - 29 Mar 2015
We are all here because of one man. A man that planted the tree long ago just so we can now live comfortably under the shade. A man that successfully -and carefully- crafted a country under his care within a generation. And this one man is none other than Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
08:49 PM - 29 Mar 2015
Dear Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Thank you for making Singapore where it is today. Thank you for your contribution to the nation. Thank you making your vision to come true. Thank you Mr. Lee. Connie lew
08:32 PM - 29 Mar 2015
Dear Mr. Lee, My grandparents moved to Singapore seeking a better life from a war torn Punjab shortly after Partition. The Singapore you helped build allowed my family, Sikhs from the Punjab, to settle safely in a country with a majority Chinese population, earn their living selling lace on Arab Street in the shadow of Singapore’s great Mosque and live on Meyer Road which was named after a Jewish businessman. This racial and religious harmony that you forged has not only enabled Singapore to thrive but will continue to give us strength and move us forward as one people and nation. This is your greatest gift to us. I was 9 years old when you stepped down as Prime Minister in 1990. In 2002, after completing my National Service I left for England and spent the best part of 12 years there before finally returning home in May 2014. I never really concerned myself with Singapore politics; partially because I was far away but perhaps more importantly because there really was nothing to be concerned about. I knew that the family and friends I had left behind in Singapore were safe and secure. As such, I have to confess that until you passed away on Monday I did not (need to) watch a single speech or national day rally of yours. But in the last few days I have watched many of your famous speeches and interviews and the one thing that struck me was how right you were about things in the future. You really were an excellent futurist. You called so many things: the transformation of Singapore from mudflat to metropolis, the fall of communism and the rise of China to name a few. Despite all your correct predictions, I hope you will be wrong about one thing … I hope that you will get a chance to see your wife wherever you may be. Thank you for everything. May you rest in peace,
08:31 PM - 29 Mar 2015
A poem for Mr Lee entitled "You need not rise" : You need not rise, As they lowered you, Things are mostly well, Many thanks to you. You used to traverse the land, To campaign, to connect with your people, This week they came from all over, To connect with you one final time. You braved the rain one national day, We admired the unflinching will, Today your people model after you, They did not flinch in the incessant rain. Ten spoke at your eulogy, So much respect, so much love, We too have our own eulogies, Telling them for generations after. A mighty 'merdeka' brought Fifty years of independence, Your words, your deeds, your love, Will always live in us, Our nation will rise for you Mr Lee, For another fifty years until 2065.
Wong Ling Li
08:19 PM - 29 Mar 2015
Thank you....Mr.Lee Kuan Yew. You are indeed a great leader, husband & father to the nation. You will be miss but not forgotten.
Jeffrey Chua SK
08:16 PM - 29 Mar 2015
Thank you Mr Lee. Thank you for stepping in when this island was just another island. Many would have stepped away, but you didn’t. Thank you for stepping up when this island was left to fend for itself. Many would have stepped away, but you didn’t. Thank you for stepping out when this island needed thrive in order to continue to survive. Many would have stepped away, but you didn’t. Thank you Mr Lee.