Idea of founding leaders’ memorial a travesty as S’pore was founded by one man Lee Kuan Yew

Posted on 15 October 2015

There is no such thing as a team because all credit goes to Lee Kuan Yew.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who only believe in one version of history, are up in arms and calling foul.

This after the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced that the Founders’ Memorial Steering Committee will be holding dialogue sessions from Oct. 31 to Dec. 15 to seek public views and ideas on a memorial to honour Singapore’s founding generation of leaders.

One Singaporean, Yi Ge Ren, said the idea of a founding generation of leaders is misplaced: “I think MCCY is getting its history wrong.”

“Singapore is only founded by one man. And that man is Lee Kuan Yew.”

“I would hate to see credit taken away from him and bestowed on some other unknown group of leaders who suddenly conveniently sprung out of nowhere to share in the limelight now that LKY has passed on.”

“I saw a bit of this credit-sharing during The LKY Musical, when there was more than one character besides Lee Kuan Yew in the play.”

However, not all Singaporeans take too harshly to the idea of a founding leaders’ memorial.

One other Singaporean, Xing Guan Yao, said the government can do everything to glorify other so-called leaders and it wouldn’t affect him: “I have no worries that Lee Kuan Yew is being sidelined.”

“To me, Lee Kuan Yew is not just a Singapore founder or someone you read about in the history books.”

“To me, he is my religion.”






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