t Double Yellow's Musings: Devan Nair Passes Away
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Devan Nair Passes Away

Our former President, Devan Nair passed away on Dec 7. Our current President, Prime Minister as well as Senior Minister were among many Singaporens who expressed condolences over his death. What was interesting to me was not who did but who did not :)

Some things are never forgotten huh?


Blogger Linda Chia said...

ho ho ho!

Know where I can find an online archives of the exchange of letters?

3:47 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hey linda, i actually have no idea! My guess... you cd prob try the National Archives and failing that the library at NUS :)

4:13 AM  
Blogger Mr Wang Says So said...

Well, he who did not, finally did today. Although he didn't exactly say completely nice things.

7:00 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

haha mr wang, read it just now and you're right.... not very glowing. but at least it came :)

but still no word on the state or state-assisted funeral. i guess we will see the same response as after OTC - Singapore is still evolving and its norms and practices are yet to be decided.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous lee hsien tau said...

But he did throw one hell of a funeral for his pet dog, even though his pet dog couldn't recognise his master 8 years ago (lose your brain if you don't use it), or is it a case of 'if you die, don't die a quitter or beyond his legal jurisdiction'?

9:47 PM  

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