ESM Goh Chok Tong moots idea of 'Founders Memorial Park'

SINGAPORE - Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has suggested a "Founders Memorial Park" to remember Singapore's founders.

He wrote on Facebook on Tuesday that he thought the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's house at 38, Oxley Road should be preserved as national heritage, but Mr Lee was "totally against it".

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"I think the idea of a Founders Memorial Park to trace the making of a nation, capturing its trials and tribulations, is more meaningful. Let us contribute our ideas to this concept," Mr Goh added in a second post.

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On Monday, Parliament debated ways to commemorate Singapore's founding fathers, including the late Mr Lee who died on March 23 at the age of 91.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Parliament that a committee will be formed to conceptualise a memorial for Singapore's founding fathers, including the late Mr Lee.

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