Singaporeans celebrates the birthday and remembered late country’s Prime Minister.
Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, 91 year-old who governs Singapore for more than three decades turns 92 this day. He was given recognition for having good governance and been recognized as the founding father of independent Singapore. The country being described as transitioning from the “third world to the first world in a single generation” under Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership.
He is the first Prime Minister and the youngest PM in Singapore political history. He may be out of sight, but his memory remains in the heart of many Singaporeans who used to celebrate 92nd birthday. PM Lee was admitted to Singapore General Hospital, suffering a prolonged cardiac dysrhythmia which was followed by a brief stoppage of blood flow to the brain, 15 February 2013 and been hospitalised with “severe pneumonia” and was put on a ventilator at the intensive care unit of Singapore General Hospital on 5 February 2015.
After suffering from severe illness, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced his father’s death at the age of 91, 23 March 2015. Singaporeans experienced grief upon his sudden death, period of public mourning then was declared. “… I heard that Mr Lee was not feeling well. The MPs had ordered a birthday cake in the shape of the numbers ’90’, but prepared to send it to Mr Lee’s home instead. Then in the afternoon, we got news from Dr Lee Wei Ling, Mr Lee’s daughter, that her father insisted on coming to Parliament that day,” said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, reminded of the day Mr Lee turned 90.
A day before Lee Kuan Yew celebrates 92nd birthday, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen wrote on Facebook. “Tomorrow is Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s birthday, who once said that he would even ‘get up’ while lowered into his grave, if he felt something is going wrong for Singapore. I think Mr Lee will be in great peace about our future, knowing the results of GE2015, where Singaporeans voted in wisdom for continuity in stable politics and national progress.”
Ruling People’s Action Party posted a tribute on its Facebook page which received thousands of likes. On its post extending love and respect to late Lee Kuan Yew, they would like to take a moment on the day to remember him and recognize how he as great leader with determination and vision contributed to this beautiful Singapore we know today. A “Thank you, Mr Lee Kuan Yew”, a memory that remains forever in the heart of many. IMAGE/AP