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."
Dr Wee, he said, was completely lacking in self-importance or stiff formality.
"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.
Clement Mesenas and Wong Fei Wan, Today, 2/5/2005]