Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Creators of Mr Lee Kuan Yew ribbon come up with a new red version

The creators of the now famous icon of a black ribbon framing the profile silhouette of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew have come up with a red version. -- PHOTO: ALEX YAM/FACEBOOK
The creators of the now famous icon of a black ribbon framing the profile silhouette of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew have come up with a red version. -- PHOTO: ALEX YAM/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The creators of the now famous icon of a black ribbon framing the profile silhouette of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew have come up with a new version of the icon.

On his Facebook page on Monday, Mr Alex Yam posted an image of a red ribbon, also framing Mr Lee's profile, but with five stars and a crescent at the end of it.

The Chua Chu Kang GRC MP also provided a link to a page that allows users to include the new icon on their profile pictures.

In his post, Mr Yam said: "It is only in our actions and not just our words that will show how much we cherish the legacy and inheritence given to us."

 

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He urged everyone to pledge to "take responsibility for our communities, our homes and our nation."

Mr Yam and his team were behind the black ribbon icon, which started out as a mobile message as a tribute to Mr Lee but has since appeared on cars, T-shirts, badges and even tattoos.

Mr Lee, Singapore's founding Prime Minister, died on March 23. The nation observed a week of mourning following his death. Hundreds of thousands paid their last respects to Mr Lee and more still lined the streets of Singapore to bid him farewell as he made his last journey through the city before the state funeral on March 29.

melheng@sph.com.sg