Mr Wang will tell you why, Irene. It's because while a founding father is still alive, you can never be 100% sure that he won't suddenly change his mind and start publicly expressing views contrary to what the Ruling Powers would like to hear. Remember ex-President Devan Nair?
March 1, 2006
Honour founding fathers while they are alive
HONOUR Singapore's founding fathers while they are still alive, said Ms Irene Ng (Tampines GRC) yesterday.
Tap a palpable desire among Singaporeans to do so, and have a committee involving them on how to remember these men who sacrificed so much for the country, she suggested.
Many Singaporeans mourned the passing of Mr S. Rajaratnam, Singapore's first foreign minister and former deputy prime minister, who died last Wednesday of heart failure at the age of 90.
'But why is it that we praise and recognise leaders only after they pass on?' she asked.
01 March 2006
Just A Little Bit Naive, Wouldn't You Say?
Posted by Gilbert Koh aka Mr Wang at Wednesday, March 01, 2006