Lee Kuan Yew: The Legacy Lives On
Mr Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, passed away peacefully at 3:18am on 23 Mar 2015. He was 91.
Singapore’s first Prime Minister and co-founder of the ruling People’s Action Party, Mr Lee and the Old Guard transformed Singapore to the metropolis that it is today.
It is astounding to think that Singapore’s growth, its current modern global status was the fruition of one man’s vision. It is indeed an understatement that Mr Lee’s life was inextricably intertwined with Singapore’s history and growth.
Mr Lee’s legacy lies, not in the bright lights, clean streets, fresh air, meritocracy, good education, national service, strong defence, able civil service, tall and gleaming skyscrapers, fair and just government, bustling global financial centre, or even as a thriving metropolis. The legacy lives on in each and every Singaporean. The commitment and the sense of ownership that fought for is his legacy to us, Singaporeans. Come what may, we will fight for a Singapore that is worth defending and that we live in a country that respects and treats its people as one.
Mr Lee, you will be sorely missed. Rest now with the one true love of your life, Mrs Lee.
Rest in peace, our comrade.