Compile Mr Lee's speeches into a CD

Many books have been published or reprinted following the death of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

However, one aspect of Mr Lee cannot be captured in all that has been written about him: How he talked to the people.

The late Dr Goh Keng Swee noted that Mr Lee spent a lot of time talking to the people, especially on television and radio.

Mr Lee was a great orator. He was a charismatic speaker and never failed to enthuse the people as he explained why certain things had to be done in a certain way.

Many, like myself, would rush home to listen to him on TV.

No other leader in our country can come close to him in his speeches.

If he suddenly switched from a prepared speech to speaking off the cuff, people would be mesmerised by what he said.

As we come close to celebrating 50 years of independence, perhaps a CD or DVD of Mr Lee's speeches can be compiled, as an alternative to books.

Ronald Lee Yew Kee