29 Apr '13, 12pm

From miyagi.sg: My Father And The Gangster Fella Lee Kuan Yew: #1MaySG

From miyagi.sg: My Father And The Gangster Fella Lee Kuan Yew: #1MaySG

I remem­ber the story my father told me about the time he was a clerk in a bus com­pany in Sin­ga­pore. It was some time in the 1950s, and some of us will recall that these were trou­bled times . I didn’t get much detail from the many times my father told and retold the story with much mirth and in gut­teral Hainanese-accented Eng­lish. But it always went some­thing like this: “I was work­ing in the bus com­pany lah, as an accounts clerk, keep­ing the books. Then one day this man came and kicked the door open like a gang­ster. He walked to my table and banged the table and shouted at me: Show me your books! My man­ager said to me, ‘Young Mr Lee, please show the books to senior Mr Lee’.” Wah, like a hooli­gan, the fella. I was scared. So I just show him the books, and he shouted here and there and I just fol­lowed his instructions”. The fella, the hooli­gan and the gang­ste...

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