ESM Goh Chok Tong on Mr Lee Kuan Yew's 'most awesome' speech in Parliament

ESM Goh Chok Tong on Mr Lee Kuan Yew's 'most awesome' speech in Parliament

SINGAPORE - Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, in a Facebook post on Wednesday, wrote about what he thought was the most memorable speech the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew made in Parliament - a four-hour long speech.

He wrote: "Mr Lee Kuan Yew's body is now lying-in-state in Parliament House. I recall vividly his many speeches in Parliament.

"The most awesome was the one he made in February 1977 at the old Parliament House. I had just been elected an MP. He was speaking on the debate on the President's Address. He spoke for nearly 4 hours, from 3.45 pm to 7.30 pm."

In his post, Mr Goh said he "sat spell-bound in the back row", and noted that he and others rushed to the washroom after his long speech was over as his bladder "was about to burst".

 

Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s body is now lying-in-state in Parliament House. I recall vividly his many speeches in Parliament. The...

Posted by MParader on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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