Apr 01, 2015

    Let bygones be bygones

    I REFER to Mak Mun San's article ("It's time to let him go", Monday), in which she wrote about how her father let go of his anti-Lee Kuan Yew sentiments after the former prime minister's death.

    It is nice to know that the writer's father has let the past be forgotten and recognised what Mr Lee has contributed to our country.

    We should treasure the time we have with our parents. As Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong put it: "When we are young, we think our parents will always be there. After we grow up, as we watch them age and grow frail, we know rationally that one day we will have to say farewell, yet emotionally we find it hard to imagine it happening.

    "Then one day, our parents are really gone, and so we are left with a sense of loss and pain. That is the human condition."

    We have learnt so much over the past week about what Mr Lee has done for the country. We will move on and make Singapore a better place in the next 50 years.