Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's death is indeed a very great loss to all of us.
Many people may lament that he did not live to celebrate SG50.
But amid our grief, let us reflect and learn from the life of Mr Lee - a life well lived and well spent.
On Aug 9, as we celebrate our 50th year of independence, Singaporeans must not only remember Mr Lee with fondness, but must also be confident to look forward into the future, as he has left us a great, solid foundation.
We should stand tall as one united people and one Singapore as we sing the National Anthem and recite the Singapore Pledge.
Also, the "Lee Kuan Yew" name is a unique one and has become a household name. Steps should be taken to safeguard it locally and internationally.
Companies should not be able to use it for their products or services, or for any other purpose.
This article was first published on March 26, 2015.
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