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Shut down ERP all over S’pore for rest of the month as mark of respect for Lee Kuan Yew

Posted on 24 March 2016

He would have wanted it, yes.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe they must not shy away from paying tribute to those who deserve it, have formally written to the government urging them to shut down all ERPs for the rest of the month as a mark of respect for the first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

This after hundreds of events and tributes have been put up all over Singapore during this one-year anniversary of his passing, but none have been significant enough to impact the DNA of society like a ERP shutdown can.

One Singaporean, Yee Ah Pee, said he understands the rationale behind this gesture: “It was a difficult decision for Lee Kuan Yew to make years ago when he had to even consider allowing ERPs to operate in Singapore.”

“As we have seen so far, ERPs have brought nothing but strive and debt to thousands of people and ruined countless of lives.”

“As a mark of respect, it is imperative for both ERPs be shut down and have all their revenue for the rest of the year donated to charity.”

At press time, Singaporeans are also petitioning the government for free bus and train travel for the rest of the week.






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