30 Mar '15, 5am

#LeeKuanYew's second son Lee Hsien Yang reveals the story behind the names in the Lee family: #RIPLKY #LKY

#LeeKuanYew's second son Lee Hsien Yang reveals the story behind the names in the Lee family: #RIPLKY #LKY

Lee Hsien Yang, the second son of Lee Kuan Yew, delivered his eulogy for his father at the cremation service in Mandai Crematorium on the evening of Sunday, March 29. This was his second speech after his public eulogy at the University Cultural Centre, National Unviersity of Singapore in the afternoon. What is the meaning behind the names of Lee’s three children – Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Wei Ling, and Lee Hsien Yang? Why are the surnames of Lee’s grandchildren’s “Li”? The speech by the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and former Singtel CEO provides answers to these questions. 1. Why Lee Kuan Yew decided not to use Harry as his name: “He was given the name “Harry” at birth but he soon grew to feel that that did not fit him and the fact that he was a son of Singapore … Decades later, when Papa entered politics, he found the name Harry, to be a political li...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/03/lee-hsien-yang-reveals-the-s...

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