When everyone read PM Lee’s condolence letter to the late Fong Swee Suan’s wife as praising the late political opponent. Alex Tan trying to stir shit by claiming PM Lee was mocking him?!
- http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pm-lee-sends-condolence-letter-to-widow-of-former-leftist-union-leader-fong-swee-suan“It is difficult for Singaporeans who did not live through the events to appreciate the passion of those times. This was a serious battle of ideas between two groups of people with diametrically opposed visions of our society,” PM Lee wrote.
“Singapore’s history would have been utterly different if Mr Lim and Mr Fong had prevailed. Fortunately, they did not, as several of those who took their path recognised years later, after the dust had settled,” he added.
PM Lee also stressed that the battle was not one between “good men and women on one side, and crooks and charlatans on the other.”
“There were dedicated, and disciplined, deeply courageous people on both sides,” he wrote. “Indeed, Mr Lee and his colleagues liked and respected their opponents, admiring them for their simple lifestyles, selflessness and commitment.”