Monday, 23 March 2015

Lee Kuan Yew passes away on 23 Mar 2015

7 days of national mourning declared

Mr Lee, aged 91 passed away at 3:18am on Monday morning, 46 days after admission to Singapore General Hospital.

Mr Lee was warded at SGH since 5 Feb for severe pneumonia and was on life support.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a period of national mourning for Singapore's first prime minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew from today to Sunday (March 23 - 29).

Mr Lee's body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wed to Sat (March 25 - 28). Those who wish to pay their respects can do so from 10am to 8pm daily during this period.

A State Funeral Service will be held at on Sun (March 29), 2pm, at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore.

The service will be attended by the late Mr Lee's family, friends and staff, the President, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Old Guards, senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life, said the statement. The state funeral will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

State flags on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast from today to Sunday as a mark of respect.

Was the reception to Lee Kuan Yew's passing just a knee-jerk reaction?
When Lee Kuan Yew passed, he was apparently no longer just a great man; in the eyes of many, he had become a perfect man too

I have no doubt that Singaporeans and many people around the world felt genuine, emotional stirrings at the death of this giant, but that it was so short-lived makes one wonder. I suppose we can't expect people to be writing eulogies to him every day. We all know that life goes on. However, I believe that if you asked the people who had either strongly negative or neutral feelings, or those who could rationalise how they felt about his life and passing, the conviction of their sentiments would be the same now as they have been for years and will be for years to come.

So what of the seven-day mourners? Was it a knee-jerk reaction? Was it that people didn't expect to feel as much as they did when he left us? Or was it just that many had never thought about it before and never weighed the importance of this man in our history and future until he was gone? How much of it stemmed from pure ignorance?

One of the main things that struck me was the disgust with which people who had anything other than a kind word to say about him were treated. They were called ungrateful and disrespectful. They weren't allowed their own opinions — God forbid any judgements — or their own parting words to a man they had a different relationship with. When Lee Kuan Yew passed, he was apparently no longer just a great man; in the eyes of many, he had become a perfect man too.


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In Memory of Harry

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– Catherine Lim: To All Who Have Responded to My Piece on Mr LKY
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– Singapore 2B: The Same-Old Criticisms of Singapore
– Singapore Actually: You Lift Us Up Mr Lee
– Zit Seng’s Blog: LKY Day Petition Remains Phishy
– Likedatosocanmeh: Was Lee Kuan Yew “a horrible person”?
– Yrs Truly Spore: We are already paying the price for unrealistic views of LKY

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– The Independent, SG: Entering the Post-LKY Era
– Asian Correspondent: Singapore 2.0: Making our own hard choices
– cogitASIA: A Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s Founding Father
– Bertha Harian: Rest In Peace, Mr Lee
– Singapore Life & Times: Goodbye, LKY
– Blogging for Myself: Lee Kuan Yew now belongs to the stars
– Mr. Brown: Haiku to a father
– Mr. Miyagi: Vale, Lee Kuan Yew
– My Singapore News: Lee Kuan Yew – 1923 to 2015
– Singapore Notes: The Legacy Of Great Leaders
– Singapore Sojourn: Rest In Peace Lee Kuan Yew
– Priscilla Lee: Goodbye Lee Kuan Yew
– Marvellous…: RIP Mr Lee Kuan Yew
– Think Happiness: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew
– New Nation: 99% of S’poreans found out about LKY’s passing while checking
– Gintai_昇泰: Conversation with my pax: The Malaysian on LKY
– Jeraldine Phneah: Why I will not be THAT sad about Lee Kuan Yew’s death
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– The Gingerbread Mum: Learning from The Lees
– Heyerisa: Short note on Lee Kuan Yew
– Beyond The Emotive: The Final Chapter
– Zhun Bo, Singapore?!: Mr Lee’s greatest achievement
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– Sgpolitics.net: A small tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: SG50: The Ninth Immortal
– The Yishus: Everyone loves the dictator.
– Balderdash: The Cult of Personality
– The Heart Truths: My Thoughts on Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore’s Future
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– SM Ong: Remembering LKY: Selected photos
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– East Coast Life: Messages of Support for Mr Lee Kuan Yew
– Everything Also Complain: LKY portrait made up of his name written 18000 times
– Jamie Lee: Having the Right Leader at the Right Time
– Tan Wu Meng: Singapore’s Greatest Generation and The Man of Tomorrow
– Ng Yi Kai Aaron: Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew
– Five Stars and a Moon: Lee Kuan Yew: The Long Shadow
– Redwire Times: Spore Punters Lose Big Time Betting on LKY’s Death Date
– The New Era: Irony over death and dictatorship
– Haus of yuene: The Legendarium of Mr Lee
– My Singapore News: The 3 long and 2 shorts of LKY 三长两短
– A collection of thoughts: Consider not only the good, but the bad as well
– SgDissident: Lee&Sons 1 party police state threatens those who believe he's dead
– TOC: News of LKY’s critical condition send media flocking for information
– TR Emeritus: Please forgive Lee Kuan Yew
– Asian Correspondent: LKY’s health still a secret: What we do and don’t know
– Bertha Harian: A full life and a good death
– Senang Diri: Hoax posting of Lee Kuan Yew’s death a lesson in media manipulation
– Material World: Dear Mr Lee, I Just Want You To Know
– Vulcan Post: 8 Valuable Lessons U Can Learn From S’pore’s Founding Father LKY
– Just Speaking My Mind: Lee Kuan Yew Had Gave His Best
– Sgpolitics.net: Members of Singapore Media assemble at Spore General Hospital
– SG Hard Truth: A Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: SG50: What to wish LKY
– Singapore Notes: The Rumors Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
– The New Age Parents: Top 8 Unforgettable And Precious Words Of Lee Kuan Yew
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– New Nation: Lee Kuan Yew continues to keep reporters jumpy, on their toes at SGH

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The Credit For Singapore's Success

During the past fortnight, many accolades were heaped on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, who died on 23 March. Many of the accolades ignored the contributions of others who contributed to the Singapore success story.

Who were some of these people? Mr Lee's fellow cabinet ministers in the 1960s and 1970s such as Dr Goh Keng Swee, Dr Toh Chin Chye, Mr Sinnathamby Rajaratnam, Mr Hon Sui Sen and Mr Lim Kim San.

Unlike Mr Lee who remained at the centre of political power, these men stopped participating in legislative duties and have dropped out of public view, and possibly public consciousness, for more than a quarter of a century. Mr Lee said:

"I'm not a one-man show. You see my picture everywhere; it make it easier for you to symbolise it with one man. Don't believe it is a one-man show. It cannot be done."
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