A commuter passes by a signboard bearing an image of the late Lee Kuan Yew at a train station in Singapore, in March 2015. Photo: Reuters

From Lenin and Mao to Lee Kuan Yew, legacies are determined by the living, not the dead

N. Balakrishnan says in almost every instance, the decision of how to treat the legacy of a founding father rests with their successors, regardless of what the one who died wanted

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A commuter passes by a signboard bearing an image of the late Lee Kuan Yew at a train station in Singapore, in March 2015. Photo: Reuters
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