First my dear condolences to PM Lee Hsien Loong and family over their demise of their father late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. May Mr LKY rest in peace. But on a related subject, I will like to say I surrender as your campaign and continuous non-stop re-telling Of Mr. LKY’s past over the last few days have won me.
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Messages are being shared around WhatsApp and social media calling on Singaporeans to all wear black shirts on Sunday, the day of Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral. The messages have spread quickly and the message is calling on 5 million people in Singapore to wear the same colour as a sign of respect for Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
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The writer must be a very ignorant and arrogant person to write such a childish letter. The history of modern water supply in Singapore began with the construction of the MacRitchie Reservoir, which was built by the British in 1868. The Lower Peirce Reservoir and the Upper Seletar Reservoir were completed in 1910 and 1940 respectively, in order to supply the rapidly modernizing colonial city with sufficient water.
Is this the passing of a Titan? The once powerful and invincible Lee Kuan Yew is finally gone, after suffering for 46 agonising days hooked to a mechanical ventilator in the Singapore General Hospital. The Chinese believe that how well a person dies reflects on his or her kindness or cruelty in his or her life.
The death of Lee Kuan Yew has generated calls for Singapore to escape the shadow of its authoritarian founder and his “culture of fear”, and begin a debate on embracing freedoms needed to power growth and innovation. But observers say the current crop of leaders will resist any change to the status quo that has for decades insulated them from criticism, particularly as they face a new generation of voters with a different vision for the future.