Friday, May 06, 2005

Wee bit of sad news

Former "People's President" of Singapore Wee Kim Wee passed away Monday and was laid to rest today.

From what I have read about him, and what some of my Malaysian/Singaporean friends have said, Wee would have been a fine example of the old-fashioned American way, had he been born here. He came from an educated working class background to become a respected journalist, then a world leader and beloved figure in his home land, serving as president of Singapore during our Reagan-Bush years.

He will be remembered, too, for his diplomacy and humility,and his life will have served as inspiration for many.

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