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
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…
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.
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.
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