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Shut down ERP all over S’pore for rest of the year as mark of respect for Lee Kuan Yew, S’poreans petition govt

Posted on 27 March 2015

He would have wanted it, yes.


Singaporeans from all walks of life who are mourning the passing of Lee Kuan Yew on an unprecedented scale, have formally written to the government urging them to shut down all ERPs for the rest of the year as a mark of respect for the founding prime minister.

This after it was announced that Resorts World Sentosa casino will be closed from 2pm to 6pm after Singaporeans successfully petitioned for its closure.

This news follows the announcement that all Singapore Pools branches, authorised retail outlets and Livewire venues will be closed on Sunday with vice put on hold as a sign of respect.

One Singaporean, Yee Ah Pee, said he understands the rationale behind this gesture: “It was a difficult decision for Lee Kuan Yew to make and for him 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.”


Because we managed to shut down one casino:

Shut down casinos on Sunday as mark of respect for Lee Kuan Yew, S’poreans petition government






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