Lack of Lee Kuan Yew Day public holiday a stain on his legacy

Posted on 23 March 2016

March 23 must be a public holiday, Singaporeans urge government.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know how to sanctify those who are worthy, are up in arms.

This after the PAP did not declare March 23 as Lee Kuan Yew Day and an annual public holiday.

One Singaporean, Kee Jiak Hong, said she felt scandalised that the PAP government is only paying lip service to maintain Lee Kuan Yew’s memory: “This past week, all I’ve seen are numerous superficial events and tributes that do not go any deeper in consecrating Lee Kuan Yew’s name, image and memory.”

“Is this how shallow our love for our leader is?”

Other Singaporeans who heard this said they believe the government is obliged to declare March 23 every year as a public holiday, or else, Lee Kuan Yew will just be a figure and not a thing that will always be present.

Mei Ban Fah, another local, said: “Only then, can Singaporeans spend a full day reflecting on the thoughts, words and deeds of Lee Kuan Yew.”

“If March 23 is not a public holiday, Singaporeans will be too caught up with their everyday life to do anything meaningful to remember LKY by.”

“Therefore, the government must also reimburse the salaries of Singaporeans on this day of no work if the PAP is serious about maintaining Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy.”

“Or, extend the public holiday to two days to match Chinese New Year.”

1 million Majulahs and this will be a reality.

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