Recently, the spotlight has been on the health of Mr Suharto, ex-President of Indonesia.
He passed away on
25 27* Jan 2008, in Indonesia (*Justin: my apologies for the typo).
I don’t know about you, but I felt for the old man. I agree fully with what our Minister Mentor said, as reported on 14 Jan 2008 in the Straits Times article, “MM Lee flies to Jarkata to visit Suharto in Hospital“.*
In the article, MM Lee was quoted as saying, “Yes, there was corruption. Yes, he gave favours to his family and his friends. But there was real growth, real progress.”
To me, the last phase of this comment mattered the most to me. Let’s not overlook a person’s past credits and efforts with some mistakes he made.
So dear readers, what do you think about this? Any thoughts you would like to voice out?
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Image was extracted from http://www.indonesia-1.com on 28 Jan 2008.
*To retrieve the newspaper article, you can access the electronic database Factiva at terminals in NLB Library branches or also remotely from home. (Select the header “eResources” and the option “eDatabases”)
Mr Justin Tan
for Adult and Young People’s Services