NDP 2015 theme song music video disrespects Lee Kuan Yew by only featuring microsecond footage of him

Posted on 29 May 2015

Singaporeans demand more archival footage of founding father to be included.


Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to pay respects to elders said they are deeply disappointed with the National Day Parade 2015 theme song by Dick Lee, titled Our Singapore.

This after the music video for the song only featured a microsecond footage of Lee Kuan Yew (above picture).

One Singaporean, Mei Li Mao, said the failure to pay tribute to Lee Kuan Yew throughout the music video is equivalent to undermining the leader’s contribution to Singapore: “This is an affront to the hard work Lee Kuan Yew has put in to make Singapore what it is today.”

“If Lee Kuan Yew did not build up Singapore economically, will Dick Lee even be able to write a song about it?”

“I urge the authorities to change the music video by substituting all footage to Lee Kuan Yew’s footage only.”

However, other Singaporeans felt that this move still does not go far enough.

Another Singaporean, Hen Xing Shang, said: “To change all the footage to moving images of Lee Kuan Yew is only paying lip service.”

“What the NDP committee needs to do right now is to change all the lyrics to the song to ‘Lee Kuan Yew’ so that Singaporeans will not sing any other words to distract their mind.”

“Or else, we cannot focus on Lee Kuan Yew only.”


You can catch Lee Kuan Yew for only a split second at the 40 second mark, so don’t sneeze:


Other reasons to be upset:

S’poreans upset Dick Lee’s 2015 NDP song ‘Our Singapore’ sounds nothing like 1998’s ‘Home’










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  • Jake Tan

    Where’s Lawrence wong’s law when you need it? 😉