MCCY to provide support for committee looking into founding fathers memorial

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) will provide secretariat support for the committee tasked with conceptualising a memorial for Singapore's founding fathers, including the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Parliament on Monday that he had asked Mr Lee Tzu Yang to chair the committee.

MCCY Minister Lawrence Wong, in a Facebook post on Wednesday, said: "I've asked my Permanent Secretary to get in touch with him and do whatever we can to assist him in undertaking this important work. We will put out more details once the committee is formed."

Mr Wong said Mr Lee Tzu Yang is an excellent candidate to oversee this.

"I've known Tzu Yang for some time since he was in Shell. He's not only a respected corporate leader but also someone with aesthetic and cultural sensitivities," he wrote.

"He had previously headed the Arts & Culture Strategic Review and chaired the School of the Arts, and is now Chairman of the Esplanade. He's an excellent person to oversee this process of gathering views from the public, and conceptualising a possible Founders' Memorial."