Goodbye Mr. Lee Kuan Yew!

It is with the heaviest of heart that I share our country’s bereavement, the passing of our founding Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

Mr. Lee was a man not just of ideas but actions! A man of great vision! And that vision has brought Singapore to where she is now – a safe place to live, work and play.

“Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him or give it up! This is not a game of cards. This is your life and mine. I’ve spent a whole lifetime building this. And as long as I’m in charge, nobody is going to knock it down!” – Lee Kuan Yew

Photo from the Prime Minister's Facebook account.

Photo from the Prime Minister’s Facebook account.

His famous quote which assured many Singaporeans of his sincere and capable leadership:

“And even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me to the grave and I feel that something is going wrong, I’ll get up!”

Mr. Lee knew he was not immortal and that his end would come so he had this urgency to tell the hard truths to keep Singapore going…

LKY

Visionary, authoritarian or even a tyrant! He’s been called worse.
But if Mr. Lee Kuan Yew had tried to please everybody, Singapore would be a “It might have been.”
Photo sent by an overseas friend on text message.

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew… Visionary, authoritarian or even a tyrant! He has been known to speak his mind freely bluntly. Nevertheless, he is a man with lots to brag about; dues paid in full, may his soul rest in peace.

"There is nothing more that I need to do."

“There is nothing more that I need to do.”

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Our nation lost someone great today.
A note written by Mr. Lee addressed to all his 3 children (found by his daughter, Dr. Lee Wei Ling):
“For reasons of sentiment, I would like part of my ashes to be mixed up with Mama’s, and both her ashes and mine put side by side in the columbarium. We were joined in life and I would like our ashes to be joined after this life.”

安息,我们敬爱的国父!

My deepest condolences to our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and family on the passing of their beloved father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew (1923 – 2015).

Update: The period of National Mourning will start from Mar 23 to Mar 29 (Monday to Sunday) and a State Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday.

See more here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/prime-minister-declares/1733576.html?cid=FBSG

Images credit: Online and social media

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Comments
3 Responses to “Goodbye Mr. Lee Kuan Yew!”
  1. A life lived well … may he rest in peace.
    ME and the boss

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    An important and remarkable man, who did much in the service of Singapore. Obviously a huge loss, but the legacy remains.

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