by Wan Dan Liao, Straight Times
Internet Service Providers in Singapore will shut down internet services for a day on Sunday (March 29), when the state funeral for former prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will be held, as a gesture of respect.
In a joint message issued by internet service providers Singtel, M1, Starhub, and MyRepublic, it said: "We believe that we should do so as a mark of respect for our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Our staff will also get a day off to show thanks."
Internet services will resume on Monday (March 30).
"I guess this will bond our family together," remarked Ai Lao Li, a retiree when told about the latest annoucements by the ISPs, "the good old days without internet when whole family will gather in front of the TV, but this time, to show our final respect to a great man who built a successful Singapore."
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