MARUAH extend its deepest condolences to the family of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. His passing is a loss to his family, to Singaporeans and others, globally.
As the founding father of Singapore, Mr Lee implemented many policies that led to the rise of Singapore as a global economic competitor. His willingness to make difficult decisions during difficult times helped Singapore in its formative years.
No doubt, as we take stock of Singapore’s history this SG50 year, Mr Lee’s contribution will be especially valued in this dedicated effort.
As a human rights group, as we admire this extraordinary man, we also hope that, going forward, Singapore politicians will open up more space for civil liberties of Singaporeans.
MARUAH would like to express our appreciation of Mr Lee’s leadership and commitment to Singapore. Once again, we offer our sincere condolences to the Prime Minister and his family during this difficult time.
May Mr Lee Kuan Yew rest in peace.