Monday, May 02, 2005

:: RIP: wee khim wee - 1915-2005::

an accidental channel surfing which stopped at channel 6 (ie: channelnewsasia), that which showed a somewhat 'long footage' of wee khim wee's career span from a newspaper clerk to the former president of singapore, which has resulted in somewhat uncomforting feeling inside.

that it was meant as a tribute footage, and not just some documentary of our former president.

unfortunately, it was true.

Singapore's former President, Wee Kim Wee, has died at the age of 89.

Dr Wee, the country's president from 1985 to 1993, is best remembered for being a People's President and for his common touch.

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i remembered him way back in 1990's pre-u seminar, which we had a chance to interact and speak with him for tea at the istana. i did not take much photos back then, especially with him, but being a great man he was, he had autographed each and every one of our invitation card and had sent it to our schools few weeks after that event.

now, i do not know where that autographed invitation card is, but that lasting memory will be cherished forever.

rest in peace...

3 comments:

jettykey said...

I'm shocked to hear too. He was a very warm-hearted and caring man.

Ah 9 said...

He's has a good heart, a very nice person. Not only does he looks at the big picture, he takes care of little things people otherwise miss.

Sad that he had to go, when he had. Will be missed. :|

Miss Mumble said...

I can't stop crying when I heard the news..especially when I saw old footages of him....
chek gembeng, nohh...