PM Lee pays tribute to pioneer generation leader Mohamed Ariff Suradi
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid tribute to one of Singapore's first generation of leaders, Mohamed Ariff Suradi, who died on Tuesday at the age of 84.
PM Lee wrote on Facebook on Wednesday: "Was sorry to learn of the passing of Haji Mohamed Ariff Suradi.
"He belonged to our pioneer generation of leaders, who set Singapore on the path of growth and success."
Mr Ariff was a legislative assemblyman while Singapore was part of Malaysia, and then an MP after independence, serving in Ulu Pandan and Kampong Kembangan.