Lee Kuan Yew, sir.

I am deeply honoured to be able to say with great pride that I was born and brought up under your watch. Thank you for the privilege. I have learned much from you.

You have now left a hole in Singapore. But that hole shall be our soul.

I will not forget. Thank you.

Rest in Peace, sir.

Danesh Daryanani


PM LHL gently but sarcastically whacks all the papers in Singapore but it must sting the The Straits Times the most:

Source: Wikimedia

From an article on Yahoo!

He was responding to a question from the public on whether there is an attitude of Singaporeans that he would want to change on “Ask The Prime Minister”, a ‘live’ TV forum on Channel NewsAsia, on Tuesday evening. PM Lee said Singaporeans are often “very preoccupied with our own problems”.

Thus, he encouraged them to know what’s happening in the world around them.

To illustrate this point, PM Lee cited an example of how the Nairobi mall attack in Kenya didn’t make it to the frontpage of all the newspapers in Singapore, which he said were focusing on a recent collapse of a part of the first-floor ceiling in Jem mall in Jurong East for several days in a row.


Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, wishing you a very blessed birthday. I know you have a penchant for handwritten notes. This is a hybrid. Handwritten and digitised – representing the romanticism of the past and progress for the future.

I also just finished your book, “One Man’s View of the World“. I enjoyed it. I’ll post one man’s review of the book soon. In the meantime, have a fabulous birthday. God bless you. (I know your religious worldview sir, but please indulge me).

Danesh Daryanani, Singapore, 16 September 2013