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“Some Men and a Red Box; A Woman and Her Handbag”

Sai Siew Min

Mr Heng Swee Keat showed off his writing chops when he penned what I thought was the most skillfully-written tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew when the latter passed away in March 2015. When Mr Heng served as Mr Lee’s Principal Private Secretary (PPS), his workday revolved around the latter’s “red box.” Mr Heng’s FB post culminated in a fitting tribute to his former boss:

“(the red box) symbolises Mr Lee’s unwavering dedication to Singapore so well. The diverse contents it held tell us much about the breadth of Mr Lee’s concerns – from the very big to the very small; the daily routine of the red box tells us how Mr Lee’s life revolved around making Singapore better, in ways big and small.”

1. HSK Red Box

Source: Screenshot of Mr Heng Swee Keat’s FaceBook page



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