The founding Prime Minister of Singapore’s daughter, Dr Lee Wei Ling, published a viral Facebook note which has now been shared about 7000 times. In her note she cringed at the hero-worship of her father and said that her father would have disapproved of it if he was alive.
Commenting on Dr Lee’s views on the numerous commemorative events held islandwide in remembrance of Mr Lee, Singapore’s second Prime Minister, Mr Goh Chok Tong said that he agreed with her.
“I, too, have known Lee Kuan Yew for some 40 years. I know his sentiments … He would prefer us to reflect on his values, what he had done for Singapore, as a foundation for building Singapore in the future,” he said
“I, too, won’t want to remember him in a very big way,” he said on the sidelines of the Lee Kuan Yew Remembrance Event at the Marine Parade Community Club. Mr Lee was always focused on the future, said Mr Goh, and would want life to carry on normally: “In fact, (he would want) life to be even better after him. That’s the best way to remember him,” he added.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the eldest son of the late ex-premiere led the wave of commemorative events held nationwide recently. He led a signature event where past and present parliamentarians gathered to pay tributes to the political patriarch, who died on 23 March last year at the Arts House, the site of Singapore’s first Parliament.
In an unusual step, PM Lee also streamed live the first 10 minutes of the weekly closed-door Cabinet meeting on March 23, the first anniversary of the death of Singapore’s founding prime minister.
Live from the Cabinet room: PM Lee and Cabinet members remember Mr Lee Kuan Yew on the first anniversary of his passing.(PMO Video by Alex Qiu and Chiez How)#RememberingLeeKuanYew#RememberingLKY
Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday, 23 March 2016