MCCY issues guidelines on use of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's name and image

MCCY said individuals and organisations have come forward to commemorate the late Mr Lee in different ways.
MCCY said individuals and organisations have come forward to commemorate the late Mr Lee in different ways.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) has issued broad guidelines on the use of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's name and image ahead of his first death anniversary on March 23.

In a statement on Wednesday (March 16), MCCY said individuals and organisations have come forward to commemorate the late Mr Lee in different ways.

At least 100 events are being organised by individuals and community groups in March, including a tree-planting exercise at Jurong Lake Park - a nod to Mr Lee's campaign to green the country - and a brisk walk at Sembawang Park to celebrate his commitment to stay healthy.

Following a review in response to public feedback, MCCY has issued the following guidelines:

  • The name or image or likeness of Mr Lee may be used for purposes of identifying with the nation, including on works of art or publications or items for charitable purposes, in accordance with law.
  • The name or image or likeness of Mr Lee should be accorded dignity and respect.
  • The name or image or likeness of Mr Lee should not be used for commercial exploitation or be assumed or taken to indicate any kind of official endorsement of products or services.

MCCY added that it will continue to monitor the use of Mr Lee's name and image.