Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Wee Kim Wee, a People's President, dies at 89

Said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong: "Most of all, we will remember him as a true Singaporean, who, in his own life, experienced the many facets of being a Singaporean, having been a worker, a sportsman, a public officer, a corporate leader, a Samaritan, a husband and a father."
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Dr Wee, he said, was completely lacking in self-importance or stiff formality.
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"He was unassuming, interested in people, and at ease interacting with one and all, from the highest in the land to the humblest," said Mr Lee in a letter to the widow, Mrs Wee Sok Hiong.
[Source:
Clement Mesenas and Wong Fei Wan, Today, 2/5/2005]