Remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew – Singapore Founding Father

March 24, 2015


Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit would like to offer our condolences to the Lee family and join in the mourning of Singapore’s founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. We are deeply saddened by the lost of our founding father. We have lost a great visionary man, one who have transformed this country from a third world to a first world country within a short period of his stint. One who have put us in the international stage where we are proud to call ourselves Singaporean. The dedications of his life in building this country will live forever in the hearts of the people. Let us take a moment to reflect what he had done for this country and for us all.

Lee Kuan Yew, 1923 – 2015

Mr Lee Kuan Yew fought for self-Government from our British colonial masters and later led Singapore into merger with Malaysia believing that this was the best option for Singapore’s future. When merger did not work out, he took Singapore out of Malaysia and built a nation from nothing during our most difficult years.

He built up a strong defence capability to protect our sovereignty, a vibrant economy which created good jobs, a sound education system and excellent infrastructure, housing and environment. He transformed Singapore from a Third World to First World country.

The way he went about his work also mattered – he was meticulous, persistent, with tremendous drive and spirit, never quitting. He also saw to the continued success of Singapore beyond him through leadership succession.

“I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life.”
– Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Source: http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg/

Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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