Tan Pin Pin’s film must be banned because it’s version of history differs from Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs

Posted on 11 September 2014

Anything not recorded in Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs cannot possibly have happened.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who object to anything that is different from what is stated in Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs, applauded the state censors’ decision to ban Tan Pin Pin’s film, To Singapore, With Love on Sept. 10, 2014.

They said this is a sensible thing to do as anything not recorded in Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs cannot possibly have happened.

Chuan Bai Yi, a staunch Lee Kuan Yew supporter, said: “What the political exiles said in Tan Pin Pin’s film cannot be accurate because they were not the events recorded in Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs.”

“Imagine later this film become very popular and widespread, then LKY’s books will have to move to the fiction section.”

This view is widely held among some other Singaporeans.

Zhuo Zhong Tong, another white-wearing fanatic, agreed and said: “Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs is the definitive history. Everything else is fake. It is impossible one man’s view of the world can be less accurate than everyone else’s views of the world combined.”

“Bringing this idea to its logical conclusion, this means that your grandmother does not exist because she was not recorded in LKY’s autobiography.”

This has led to other Singaporeans, who are convinced a film can be a dangerous tool of raising one’s consciousness to the extent that it needs to be suppressed, to denounce its screening and public consumption.

San Ji Pian, another Singaporean, said the censorship board did the right thing to ban To Singapore, With Love: “Yes, I am sure a bunch of old people talking on film will taint my virgin eyes, and hence, it should be banned.”

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