Remembering Lee Kuan Yew
Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore and its first prime minister, is the man who transformed the small country into one of the wealthiest and least corrupted countries in Asia. Lee Kuan Yew passed away peacefully, last Monday at the Singapore General Hospital at 3:18pm.
The country knew Mr. Lee as an incorrupt, efficient, inventive and pragmatic leader. Through him, Singapore became an international business center in the a third world region.
During his time and governance, Mr Lee created an efficient government for Singapore – least corrupt, excellent schools, clean and a safe environment, and low tax rates to attract foreign investors, imposing harsh penalties for minor infractions, and cracking down organized crimes – which benefited the country today.
Even after resigning, Mr Lee was still an influential figure. He was a figure that ought to be followed by leaders who wish to have a successful and incorrupt country.
The government has declared seven (7) days of national mourning and commanded that flags are to fly at half-mast on state buildings.