Boy who sang a song praising Lee Kuan Yew gets thanks from Lao Lee

Republic Polytechnic student Dominic Chin received a pleasant surprise last Thursday night when he checked his e-mail.

The 18-year-old, who made a six-minute music video tribute titled You First Believed for Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, had received a letter of thanks from Mr Lee himself.

In the letter, the 90-year-old former prime minister wrote: “Thank you very much for writing the song which I enjoyed very much.

“The credit for building up Singapore cannot be attributed to me alone. It took the determined effort of successive generations of dedicated Cabinet Ministers, public servants and the support of Singaporeans to build up what we enjoy today.

“I hope that the younger generations of Singapore will continue to work hard and make Singapore even more vibrant and successful going forward.”

Dominic’s six-minute clip (above), which was uploaded onto YouTube on Feb 15, has attracted more than 121,000 views.

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