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Authorities to question S’poreans who queued for Free Cone Day but didn’t queue for lying in state

Authorities to question S’poreans who queued for Free Cone Day but didn’t queue for lying in state

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They will be asked where exactly their allegiance lies: Lee Kuan Yew or ice cream?

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Thousands of Singaporeans are expected to be called in for questioning over the next few days.

This after it was reported that tens of thousands of Singaporeans from across the island stood in line for up to five hours for Free Cone Day on April 14, 2015, but did not queue up to pay respects at the lying in state a few weeks ago.

These Singaporeans suspected of prioritising ice cream above paying their last respects to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew will be questioned by authorities about where exactly their allegiance lies.

One Singaporean, Chi Xue Gao, who is guilty of queuing up to four hours for a free cone of ice cream but overlooked going for the lying in state, said sheepishly: “I know it is traitorous to spend time queuing up for ice cream but not for the lying in state, therefore, I am willing to accept all forms of punishment dished out to me by the state.”

“I also understand that Free Cone Day wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the nation-building efforts of our founding father Lee Kuan Yew.”

“I solemnly urge my fellow Singaporeans who queued up for Free Cone Day but not the lying in state to turn ourselves in to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, where they have a new building to deal with people like us.”

“We are truly sorry.”

 

Shame on those who didn’t go for the lying in state:

Revoke S’porean citizenship of those who did not pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Time for S’pore to recognise Lee Kuan Yew as a religion

Silent Majority relieved they can go back into hiding now that 7-day Lee Kuan Yew mourning period is over

 

 

 

 

 











Government underestimated how much S’poreans love Lee Kuan Yew

Government underestimated how much S’poreans love Lee Kuan Yew

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All the online abuse over the years misled the government into believing LKY is unpopular.

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After years of abuse by online sites such as The Real Singapore, The Online Citizen and Temasek Review Emeritus casting aspersions on his integrity, the Singapore government announced today that they were taken aback by how much Singaporeans actually still admire, respect and care for Lee Kuan Yew.

This after tens of thousands of Singaporeans rushed to be the first to queue up to pay their last respects to the first prime minister of Singapore lying in state at the Parliament House.

This caused the line to pay respects to extend to several kilometres and visiting hours to be extended to 24 hours.

Hen Ai Ni, a government spokesperson, said he was shocked to see the groundswell of support given the rise of abrasive online speech: “Due to the rise of social media in recent years, we were under the impression that Lee Kuan Yew is highly unpopular as we have seen a lot of derogatory content put out abusing him.”

“This has caused the government to underestimate the amount of support and respect Lee Kuan Yew can still extract from the populace.”

“Because if you based your understanding on what people might be feeling about him from reading online websites like TRS, TOC and TRE, you’d think no one would show up to pay their respects.”

“But we’re so wrong based on what we are seeing today.”

At press time, Singaporeans said these websites can still operate because since they have proven to be not representative of the views on the ground, they also generally demonstrate a failure to influence the population-at-large.

 

Here’s other news to help you make sense of the Singaporean psyche:

S’poreans queue 12 hours to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew: ‘We’ve trained hard queuing for Hello Kitty’

SMRT train along East West Line observed 20 minutes of silence on March 23, 2015

99% of S’poreans found out about LKY’s passing while checking their phone in bed, dreading work on Monday