What you can do this Sunday to honour the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew

What you can do this Sunday to honour the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Wondering what you can do this Sunday (March 29) to show your respect for Mr Lee Kuan Yew?

There have been many suggestions from members of the public.

Here are some of the ground-up initiatives you can consider.

1. Sing the national anthem as the gun carriage passes

There has been a call to sing Majulah Singapura​ - the song "specially created for an independent Singapore" - as the gun carriage leaves the Parliament house.

The organisers said on Facebook: "Let us all stand together as one nation, as one people and one Singapore to sing the National Anthem for his final journey."

 

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2. Wear a certain colour

Should you wear black? Or white? Or pink?

There have been calls by the public to mourn Mr Lee's passing in a specific colour.

Some have suggested black.

 

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Others are pushing for white, the colour of the People's Action Party (PAP), the political party Mr Lee helped to found.

 

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A small group of people are rooting for pink, Mr Lee's supposed favourite colour.

But Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin doesn't think the colour matters.

He said in a Facebook post: "White? Black? What's in a colour? Just wear your heart on your sleeve."

 

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Posted by Tan Chuan-Jin on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

3. Fly the Singapore flag

A group of about 50 young grassroots leaders from East Coast GRC are calling on people to display the Singapore flags outside their homes on Sunday.

"In his final journey, we want to tell Mr Lee, 'Rest in peace, we assure you that as Singaporeans we will build on your legacy in unity, in confidence, SG100 will be a Singapore better than today,'" said East Coast GRC MP Lim Swee Say.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, however, has suggested that people carry them along the funeral procession route instead.

 

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4. Wear a black ribbon

Since Mr Lee's passing, many have been seen with a image of a black ribbon with the elder statesman's face.

Many have used it as their Facebook profile picture, and the image has also been printed on badges, pins and car decals.

One Singaporean even had it tattooed on his arm.

The image, which was created by Mr Alex Yam and a team of people, is perhaps the most widely used image in this period of mourning.

 

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Mr Lee's family also wore black ribbons while paying their respects.

5. Wear a white flower

On Thursday (March 26) at a special Parliament session, a bouquet of white flowers was placed on Mr Lee's vacant seat.

MPs packed the House mostly dressed in black and white, some wearing a white flower.

Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Health Amy Khor has called for members of the public to wear a white flower as "a symbol of the shared loss that we feel".

 

As we grieve for the passing of our founding father, #wearawhiteflower as a symbol of the shared loss that we feel, and to remember what Mr Lee Kuan Yew has done for us.#ThankYouMrLKY #SGWomenThankLKY

Posted by Amy Khor on Tuesday, 24 March 2015


This article was first published on March 27, 2015.
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