The economy is stagnating and tributes are not the panacea.
This after all of them are hard at work on March 23, 2017, instead of going to pay tribute to the first prime minister of Singapore whose second death anniversary has arrived.
One Singaporean, Kee Zhou Kang, said she heard Lee Kuan Yew say he is glad as Singaporeans have gotten their priorities right in the face of a global slowdown: “I was on my way to the office when I suddenly heard a loud familiar voice coming from the sky.”
“In an instant, I recognise it was Lee Kuan Yew. He said, ‘Yes, the economy is stagnating at 1.5 percent growth this year.'”
“‘Do the right thing and work hard and be a useful citizen of this country. I am glad you did not intend to take some time off your workday to go pay tribute. Your HDB loan will not pay for itself. We are not Australia. We are not the West.'”
Other locals said they are proud they have done Lee Kuan Yew proud.
Jiao Ou, another local, said: “Lee Kuan Yew did not spend his entire life building Singapore only for us to squander it by taking time off work to pay respects to him.”
“He doesn’t need that.”
“What he needs are hardworking citizens who do right by his economic policy of year-on-year growth at all costs.”
At press time, Singaporeans intend to stay in the office till 10pm as a mark of respect.