Lee Kuan Yew apologised to the defeated PAP Aljunied team after GE 2011

All is forgiven, for they shared their grief on his passing on their social media platforms.

Martino Tan| March 29, 12:40 PM

"If Aljunied decides to go that way, well Aljunied has five years to live and repent."

Those were the words that many Singaporeans remembered about Lee Kuan Yew during the last General Election in 2011. Political pundits said Lee's words adversely affected the People's Action Party's electoral chances in Aljunied GRC.

What many did not know was that Lee e-mailed the defeated PAP Aljunied GRC team to apologise for his remarks after GE 2011.

This was revealed by former foreign minister George Yeo in Shin Min Daily News on Mar 24.

Yeo said that he did not mind Lee's "repent" words. He added that there were larger circumstances that led to the PAP team's defeat and Lee's words was not the main contributing factor to the electoral defeat.

How did the PAP Aljunied GRC team react to Lee's passing? Below is a glimpse of their collective grief of Lee's death on social media. 

Former Foreign Minister George Yeo

1) Shared Lee Kuan Yew's last letter to Yeo:

September, sensing his decline, I emailed birthday wishes to Lee Kuan Yew through his secretary which I had never...

Posted by George Yeo on Saturday, March 28, 2015

2) Yeo paying his last respects to Lee and signing the condolences book with his wife Jennifer Yeo:

all walks of life, we come to pay our final respects to Lee Kuan Yew and to celebrate his life. We ask ourselves...

Posted by George Yeo on Thursday, March 26, 2015

3) Yeo signed the condolences book in Hong Kong, where he is now based.

the condolence book in HK before returning to Spore later in the week for funeral. Long line at the Singapore Consulate General.

Posted by George Yeo on Monday, March 23, 2015

4) Yeo changed his profile photo


5) Yeo's first post when he heard about Lee's passing

Kuan YewRIP

Posted by George Yeo on Sunday, March 22, 2015

Former Minister Lim Hwee Hua

1) Shared a collection of her reflections of Lee Kuan Yew on her Facebook note

on the Sense of GratitudeLim Hwee HuaFormer Minister in the Prime Minister’s OfficeMember of Parliament...

Posted by Hwee Hua Lim on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2) Changed her profile photo


Ong Ye Kung

1) Wrote a well-received reflection piece about his encounters with grieving Singaporeans this week

Best SelvesI was at the Istana Gate and also at the Sembawang Tribute Centre to pay my respects to Mr Lee Kuan...

Posted by Ong Ye Kung on Thursday, March 26, 2015

2) Sharing photos from the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital LKY Tribute Event he attended

and saw numerous tributes to Mr Lee Kuan Yew today - but it's a small fraction of all read and written throughout...

Posted by Ong Ye Kung on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3) Paid tribute to Lee:

you for all you have done for Singapore, creating this safe and secure environment for my children to grow up in....

Posted by Ong Ye Kung on Sunday, March 22, 2015

4) Changed his profile photo


Cynthia Phua

1) Changed her profile photo



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Top photo from George Yeo Facebook.

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