Re: SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES
- From: "Gavin Staples" <grs1961@SPAM~TRAPclara.co.uk>
- Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 12:40:54 -0000
"FRANKIE" <phebelee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> 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
> 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.
> Frankie's comments:
> The History of Singapore would be a very interesting one, as Historian
> never be so stupid so as to leave out her founder, Sir Stamford Raffles.
> sole founding father of Singapore.
> Singapore designed a statue, in Victoria Street, eminently display his
> 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
> 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
> to honor Sir Stamford Raffles, and if we fail to do so, it would be a
> dishonor to our Founding Father, of which every Singaporean hails him up
> a hero.
> The multi-racial Singapore will not be offended by the values of Raffles
> 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
> wonderful man who bless Singapore with his foresight and wisdom.
> Singapore's Histories without mentioning this founding father, there will
> no Singapore.
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> people. Singapore Histories continue....
:-) I like it.
- SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES
- From: FRANKIE
- SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES
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