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Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby Eric...Netherlands » Mon, 23 Mar 2015 7:02 am

I will remember this night, reading you left this world, you're 'gone'. Feels like a loss, strange, since I do not follow your whereabouts so much, neither Singapore's whereabouts. But even though I find you were a stubborn, sometimes arrogant man, no doubt you were a true visionaire, a leader, inspiring and intriguing. May you find peace and rest, Lee Kuan Yew. I am sure Nelson Mandela will shake hands, once you arrive up there at the gate of heaven.

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Postby Pal » Mon, 23 Mar 2015 7:10 am

From the PM's Office:
Mr Lee Kuan Yew had passed away peacefully today at 3.18 am.

R.I.P Mr Lee :cry: ...
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Postby Pal » Mon, 23 Mar 2015 7:15 am

From Channel News Asia:

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a period of National Mourning from Mar 23 to 29 (Monday to Sunday).

The Prime Minister will be addressing the nation live at 8am on Monday, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

As a mark of respect to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the State flags on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from Monday to Sunday, the PMO added.

A private family wake will be held from Monday to Tuesday at Sri Temasek.

Mr Lee’s body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday to Saturday, for the public to pay their respects. Those who wish to pay their last respects at Parliament House can do so from 10am to 8pm daily from Wednesday to Saturday, the PMO said.

A State Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore, it added.

The State Funeral 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. The State Funeral Service will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

Condolence books and cards will be available in front of Istana by the Main Gate from Monday to Sunday, for those who wish to pen their tributes to the late Mr Lee. condolence books will also be opened at all Overseas Missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.

The public can express their condolences and share their memories of the late Mr Lee at the official website, http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg.

The public can call the 24-hour hotline at 6336 1166 with queries, or visit
http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg and http://www.facebook.com/rememberingleekuanyew for more details.
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Re: L.K.Y. R.I.P.

Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:31 am

R.I.P to the Founding Father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Due to his forceful standardization of converting all into English language medium schools, I benefited from learning the language, opening up opportunities in my life. Knowing the English language has also allow me to partake in this wonderful expat forum.

" As former President S R Nathan, who worked closely with Mr Lee in several roles in government over the years, recalled in an interview: "His first and only priority was the good of Singapore and its people... his mind never stopped working as he mulled over the issues, big and small, that confronted Singapore. "If he travelled anywhere, he was always asking if something he saw could be applied in Singapore. He would grill anyone he met for ideas that could be useful... he was totally preoccupied with our survival and prosperity." "

"Asked once if he would have done things differently if he could live life over, he replied with characteristic candour: "All I can say is, I did my best. This was the job I undertook, I did my best, and I could not have done more in the circumstances. What people think of it, I have to leave to them. It is of no great consequence. "What is of consequence is I did my best." "

My heart is heavy................................. sadness.

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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:08 pm

My Way
Frank Sinatra

And now the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend I'll say it clear
I'll state my case of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Regrets I've had a few
But then again too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes there were times I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all
And I stood tall and did it my way

I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now as tears subside
I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that
And may I say not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way

For what is a man what has he got
If not himself then he has not
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way

Yes it was my way

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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:21 am


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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 8:19 am

Eric...Netherlands wrote:I will remember this night, reading you left this world, you're 'gone'. Feels like a loss, strange, since I do not follow your whereabouts so much, neither Singapore's whereabouts. But even though I find you were a stubborn, sometimes arrogant man, no doubt you were a true visionaire, a leader, inspiring and intriguing. May you find peace and rest, Lee Kuan Yew. I am sure Nelson Mandela will shake hands, once you arrive up there at the gate of heaven.


Like the phoenix rising from the ashes. Been a long time Eric......

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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby Brah » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 9:14 pm

...not long enough....
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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby greglone » Fri, 27 Mar 2015 1:22 am

R.I.P Mr Lee

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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby Pal » Sat, 28 Mar 2015 9:00 am

Thousands are arriving at the Padang to pay their last respects to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Despite the fact that it is 3:00am in the morning, crowds keep coming in.

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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby Pal » Sat, 28 Mar 2015 9:05 am

At the Parliament House
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Re: Lee Kuan Yew R.I.P.

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 29 Mar 2015 1:42 pm

and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12‬:‭7‬ NIV)
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