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March 24, 2015 / glennlim thots

In Memory – Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew LKY Much tribute has been pouring in since the passing of our great hero Mr Lee Kuan Yew yesterday (23 Mar 2015). He has been hailed as the founding-father of Singapore, a visionary-leader, a true legend…

I’m not about to add more to the burgeoning list of accolades. But how can we not feel indebted to a man who almost single-handedly turned Singapore’s destiny around? It is easy to overlook history, become complacent, carry a sense of entitlement and become demanding, without understanding where we came from.

It’s rather ironical that in a short span of 2-3 days, one gets a crash-course in independent Singapore’s history far more informative than our years of history classes in school. These come in the form of the tribute programs aired on TV, online documentaries, testimonials etc. I, for one, am getting intimately aware of the real work & sacrifices made by our pioneer leaders only recently…and I’m ashamed.

…Ashamed of my lack of knowledge in local history. Ashamed of my ignorance of what LKY has actually done for our nation. Ashamed that I have taken many things for granted…

The below video series best captures an overview of LKY’s key milestone accomplishments. Watch them with a grateful heart…

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

I’m very humbled to have represented, and donned the colours of my country for a good 5 years. And I’m very proud to call Singapore my home…

Glenn Lim

Here are some other interesting related reads here (there are many out there, but these are worth your time) –

The World Will Miss LKY (Henry A. Kissinger)

No Man Like Him (Bertha Henson)

Remembering LKY (S. Dhanabalan)

LKY Obituary (Philip Bowring, The Guardian)

Mr Lee’s Red Box (Heng Swee Keat)

The Curse of LKY (Ben Judah, Politico)

Farewell & Good Night, Sir (Kinmun Lee)

Rare Photos of LKY you’ve never seen before

Farewell Mr Lee…from one of the many grateful sons…

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