Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Singapore: LKY's legacy besmirched, daughter's grief exacerbated by sycophants

Dr Lee Wei Ling merely wanted people not to go overboard in hero-worshiping her father. He would cringe at such behavior, she said. The Straits Times, for reasons best known to themselves, decided to give a lot of excuses not to publish her article and thus started the furore.
She is the only person who should know her father best. For the last few years of his life, she had been staying with him and he must have poured out all his wishes to her. Naturally as his closest confidante and a filial daughter, she would want to make sure the wishes are fulfilled. The main point is not to turn her father into a cult figure.
She told us he even reminded her of the poetry Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. (The gist of the poem is that all things are impermanent. All good work, empires and statues will crumbled and destroyed by the ravages of time and the power of history. So monuments and memorials are useless).


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