Singapore: Mr Lee Kuan Yew will be on a commemorative S$50 note

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In April 17, 2015
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Source: THE STRAITS TIMES Singapore: 13 April 2015

Singapore will issue a new commemorative 50-dollar polymer banknote to mark 50th year of independence from Malaysia.

The note will feature a transparent panel showing Mr Lee with fist raised, leading the crowd with the rallying cry of “Merdeka!” which means “freedom” in Malay.

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew (16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015) was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for more than three decades from 1959 to 1990, including through Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965.

The note is already in production.

The $50 note is part of a SG50 commemorative set of notes that capture significant achievements in Singapore’s history and the values and aspirations that underpin the country’s progress.