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62% of ST readers want MM Lee's home conserved

62% of ST readers want MM Lee's home conserved

Mr Lee's house at 38 Oxley Road was constructed by a Jewish merchant over 100 years ago. -- ST PHOTO A MAJORITY of respondents in an online poll conducted today by The Straits Times are in favour of conserving Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's house at 38, Oxley Road, after his passing. Of the 2,154 respondents who responded in the six hours the poll was open, 62 per cent said yes to conservation. 35 per cent said 'no', while three per cent were neutral. Written responses ranged from nonchalance to impassioned calls for the house's preservation. In an interview with Straits Times journalists for the book Hard Truths, which was launched earlier today, Mr Lee had revealed that he had told the Cabinet to demolish his house after his death. This is despite the fact that some of the most important meetings concerning Singapore's future were held in the house back in the 1950s. MM ...

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