Lee Kuan Yew celebrates 88th birthday

19Sep11

88 years of Lee Kuan Yew.  AsiaOne:

On his 88th birthday on Sept 16 , former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew launched the Chinese edition of the best-selling book, Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going. …

Speaking in both English and Mandarin at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Mr Lee stressed the importance of bilingualism in Singapore given the country’s multiracial environment, and its position in the region.

He said: “I think if we arrange our education system especially in kindergarten and preschool in such a way that our children are exposed to two languages straight away, we will make bilingualism a reality, and easily achieved by all.”

In his Mandarin speech, Mr Lee made the point that Chinese Singaporeans should learn Malay as their third language so they can better understand and communicate with their neighbours in Malaysia and Indonesia.

In tandem with the book launch, more than 200 guests sang a birthday song to Mr Lee. Befitting the occasion, they sang it not just in English, but in Mandarin as well.

 

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7 Responses to “Lee Kuan Yew celebrates 88th birthday”

  1. 1 LY Lim

    Dear Founding Father of Modern Singapore,

    I wish you a happy birthday blessed with the grace of God.

    May you enjoy many more healthy and active years ahead.

  2. 2 lee fuck yew

    all bithdays are marked with a death date.

    happy birhtday old fart,may the day of your demise come forth sooner so that your lovely wife will not be absent of your company.

    and no,saint peter will still show you the middle finger and get saint micheal to smack you so hard that lucifer has a hard time recognizing you at his gates.

  3. 3 Ballster

    Lee Kuan Yew is a much adored man in Sin.
    May he lives to 108 years old.

  4. Why stop at 108 ? Should live to 150.

  5. 5 Ballster

    108 or 150 years not so important,
    so long as he outlived Sin.

  6. 6 LY Lim

    Happy birthday Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

    I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.

  7. 7 Alert Citizen

    Still dreaming at his age? … lollol …



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