To the PAP, the words of its patriarch are biblical truth.
For this reason, it is re-releasing its founder’s monologue called “The Battle for a Merger” and claiming this as the unvarnished truth to combat what it calls “revisionist attempts” to reinterpret the events surrounding the merger.
In philosophical terms, one would call this a circular attempt to win an argument. It gives rise to the question of why we should choose to trust LKY over the accounts of many other of his critics.
Nevertheless, we are interested to know if the monologue will shed some light on the mystery of LKY’s tears when he announced the split, since Tengku Abdul Rahman had said that LKY was actually quite pleased about it.
Source: The Alternative View
TRE Editor’s note: The Tungku’s quote, “I don’t know why Mr Lee acted like that…he was quite pleased about [the split]“, supposedly came from the book “Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore” written by T J S George and published in 1973.