Monday, March 23, 2015

Transcript of Lee Hsien Loong's Address | Lee Kuan Yew Passes Away

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the nation of Singapore this morning at 8am, following the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Here is the English transcript of PM Lee's address. The transcript is based on this video of his address in Malay, Chinese in English.

Transcript of Lee Hsien Loong's Address

"The first of our founding fathers is no more. He inspired us, gave us courage, kept us together and brought us here. He fought for our independence, built our nation where there was none and made us proud to be Singaporeans. We won’t see another man like him. To many Singaporeans, and, indeed, others, too, Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore.

As Prime Minister he pushed us hard, to achieve what had seemed to be impossible. After he stepped down, he guided his successors with wisdom and tact. In old age, he continued to keep a watchful eye on Singapore. Singapore was his abiding passion. He gave of himself in full measure to Singapore. As he himself put it towards the end of his life,