A eulogy has strange powers. It brings the dead back to life as we listen, enthralled by captivating stories about what he did, who he was, and what he aspired towards. For as long as we listened, Mr Lee Kuan Yew lived; time was suspended and we re-lived his life as the founder of a nation, as a statesman, and as a father and husband. But just as surely as all eulogies must end, so must our moment of fantasy.
In a sincere eulogy, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recounted his father’s achievements in detail, described various aspects of his personality, emphasised his father’s popularity and reminded Singaporeans to hold fast to his father’s fundamental ideals. PM Lee began by saying: “This has been a dark week for Singapore. The
Read the summary here. Here is the transcript of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s eulogy. ———————————————— President Tony Tan, friends, family and fellow Singaporeans. This has been a dark week for Singapore. The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguished. We’ve lost our founding father Lee
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans are lining a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.
More than 415,000 out of the 3.9 million residents living in Singapore have made the trip to Parliament House to pay their respects to the late Lee Kuan Yew, independent Singapore’s first prime minister. They have had to queue for up to 10 hours over the past several days.
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