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Redevelopment of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's home will not diminish historical significance: URA, NHB

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The Singapore Government will not allow the site of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's home to be redeveloped in a way that would diminish its historical significance, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Heritage Board (NHB) in a joint statement on Wednesday.

[SINGAPORE] The Singapore Government will not allow the site of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's home to be redeveloped in a way that would diminish its historical significance, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Heritage Board (NHB) in a joint statement on Wednesday.

In response to a commentary in The Straits Times suggesting greater public involvement when selecting buildings for conservation and preservation, the two agencies said the Government will take into consideration very seriously Mr Lee's wishes regarding the future plans for the house at 38, Oxley Road.

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