SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES
- From: "FRANKIE" <phebelee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 12:08:30 +0800
Singapore has only one founder,and that is Sir Stamford Raffles.
Our world today is obsessed on how to re-write history,and change facts of
He bought it from the native.It was his decision,alone.How people built upon
his legacies can never be construed as the "Founding Father".
Reporters in Singapore got their facts wrong to write that LKY is the
founding father.He got independence from UK,and vastly contributed to the
success of Singapore,no one can gain say about it.But we cannot change
Names,and preference over histories.
Histories are meant to be accurate.Trying to be inaccurate will gain the
reputation of being dishonest,and shattered the image of Singapore as the
Cleanliest city in the world.
The History of Singapore would be a very interesting one, as Historian will
never be so stupid so as to leave out her founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. The
sole founding father of Singapore.
Singapore designed a statue, in Victoria Street, eminently display his clasp
arms, in a smart manner.
Our Founding Father was concerned to spread the Gospel in Singapore and
Malaysia. As a Christian, and a British, he shape Singapore into a culture
where missionaries were welcome to come here, and freedom of exercise of
religion, and the culture of British Laws to be instrumental to govern the
His keen foresight of the strategic positions of Singapore, which he
believed would be a prosperous country, he bought Singapore from the hands
of the natives, thus the rightful owner of Singapore is his.
These very important developments of his vision for Singapore, his ideals
and his Faith would be, most probably feature in the coming documentaries of
the histories of Singapore.
It is therefore every given Rights of Christian to carry on his legacies,
his practice, and his faith, in schools, market places and everywhere, so as
to honor Sir Stamford Raffles, and if we fail to do so, it would be a great
dishonor to our Founding Father, of which every Singaporean hails him up as
The multi-racial Singapore will not be offended by the values of Raffles and
what he stands for in Singapore. In fact the name Raffles, was very highly
respected that Schools bearing that name, was held with high regards from
the Intellectual community.
As our country practice tolerance, all the more intrusions in the medias,
and Newspapers featuring prominently the faith of Raffles, will be a
welcoming phenomena, as the honor of him was leave out for many decades.
Schools should start to change their history books, writing more about this
wonderful man who bless Singapore with his foresight and wisdom.
Singapore's Histories without mentioning this founding father, there will be
There will be no more misunderstanding of how this Founder's faith will
upset other's race and religion, for he is the rightful owner in Singapore.
Schools and other's people will no longer have any conflict in seeing
policies that promote our Founder's wishes and Faith.
The Americans held high their founding Fathers' constitutions, and
practices, unashamedly feature" In God We Trust" into their dollars and
cents. But we have fallen short to be a grateful Singaporean to honor
Founder's Faith in our constitution.
Our true culture, and what should unite Singaporean, after being eroded for
decades, should have a comeback. Our Singapore rich traditions should be
honored, for it is time immemorial.
Jesus told of a very interesting parable, 2000 years ago.....The Owner who
let some hired men to work on his Vineyards, and after some time those hired
men supposed that the land belong to them. Those guys began to treat the
Owner's servant with contempt, and they finally killed his son, so as to
hope to gain full rights into the Land.
Singaporean will not be so foolish so as to join the gangs of the ungrateful
people. Singapore Histories continue....
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