Article: MPs to suggest in Parliament ways to honour Mr Lee
The issue being discussed is that Singapore's Ministers in Parliament are suggesting ways to honour Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Some of these suggestions include having a Founder's Day and to have Singapore coins or notes bear Mr Lee's image. It is also suggested that Singapore's Changi Airport be renamed after Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Some general observations I made about the issue discussed is that all these suggestions were aimed to give Singaporeans an opportunity to remember the struggles that our country went through in its early years, and to mark the significant contributions that Mr Lee made towards the growth of Singapore to free us of our difficult times.
The writer did not make a stand regarding this issue, but my personal views regarding this matter is that we ought to create memorials in remembrance of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee was indeed a man of great wisdom and visionary leader, having been able to visualize his dreams of making Singapore into a modern city 50 years ago. He worked towards this dream and succeeded, allowing our generation to be able to experience living in a prosperous young nation, without worrying of not being able to have a good education. As such, we should make memorials of some sort to honour his significant contributions to Singapore, in order to let our present and future generations remember that there was a man of great importance to the founding of this modern city. Mr Lee's principles, determination and string will to develop our nation from a mudflat 50 years ago to what is is today, an urban and modernised city is inspiring, and memorials to remember him are definitely a must to remind Singaporeans of present and future generations to continue to contribute to Singapore in one way or another, and to uphold Mr Lee's principles and virtues to pave a path for a better Singapore.