In this case, the blogger was referring to Singapore. The real leader of Singapore is still Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore just celebrated in a big way, with spontaneous ground up cries to revere Lee Kuan Yew. The initiatives came from the people, more than 100 celebrations, I heard, were organized by the people, ground up initiative, to show their love for their leader, like he is still alive.
To many of the supporters, the leader is still alive, never left, so no need to jump up from the grave. To many Singaporeans there is and always will be one leader. No one could come near him as a leader, no one is seen as a leader in the same light. Singapore is Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore.
In this sense, yes, the real leader of Singapore is Lee Kuan Yew. People still look up to him for leadership, for direction, for solutions and answers when things go wrong. Lee Kuan Yew is still the leader of Singapore, like him, hate him, it doesn’t change anything.
If this is the case, when would Singapore have another real leader? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?