Tag Archives: Battle for Merger

GOVT FEARS HISTORICAL AMNESIA AS BATTLE FOR MERGER GOES FOR REPRINT

Singaporeans simply can't be bothered to learn their own history, and easily accepts what is presented to them. PAP supporters would want to believe that the communist threat was so violent that it was only through Lee's grace that extermination of the communists was not carried out. Conversely, many in the opposition chuckle at the "communist conspiracy" and take the view LKY was merely using the ISA to jail the opposition. If only historical truth was this simple duality

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LEE KUAN YEW: THE YOUNGER GENERATION DO NOT UNDERSTAND HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND TOOK THINGS FOR GRANTED

The young should read this book and understand what was at stake, why and how we stayed the course, then the reprint would have achieved something. Before it is too late, younger Singaporeans should also speak to the remaining members of the pioneer generation who lived through those times, in order to get an appreciation of our past. This is a generation that believed in me and my "Old Guard" colleagues because they saw us stand up and fight back against the communists and later the communalists.

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