Photo of Lee Hsien Loong from Xabryna Kek CNA

Former Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at his lunchtime rally today (Sep 8) quoted his father multiple times and asked Singaporeans to continue supporting the PAP just like 50 years ago.

“How 35 years ago, the late Mr Lee stood at the Fullerton Square rally in a downpour and said: “Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him, or give it up! This is not a game of cards! This is your life and mine! I spent a whole lifetime building this, and as long as I am in charge, nobody will knock it down.”

Mr Lee is gone, but that spirit must continue in Singapore. That iron must be inside our hearts. And as long as the PAP is in charge, nobody should be knocking this down.

“And that’s why I’m in politics, So if you believe in me – if you believe that together, we can make tomorrow better than today – please support me and my PAP team.

…Lee Kuan Yew said “Keep our system clean.” These are the PAP’s standards, and these also have to be the Opposition’s standards. Just because you don’t wear white, doesn’t mean you needn’t be white!”

Lee Hsien Loong’s father Lee Kuan Yew was the former Prime Minister who ruled with an iron-fist from 1965 to 1990. He died at the age of 91 years old in March this year, and did not relinquish political power even at his death with his position as a MP.

Photo of Lee Hsien Loong from Xabryna Kek CNA
Photo of Lee Hsien Loong from Xabryna Kek CNA