PM Lee says death of former Cabinet minister Chua Sian Chin a "sad loss" to Singapore
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sent a condolence letter to the widow of former Cabinet Minister Chua Sian Chin on Thursday, saying his death was a sad loss to Singapore.
His contributions, however, would live on in Singapore's policies and institutions, PM Lee added. Mr Chua, 81, died on Wednesday of heart failure.
He belonged to the pioneer generation of leaders who had led the country to independence and set it on the path to growth, said PM Lee.
"Like quite a few others, he was born in Malaya, in his case Malacca, but came to Singapore to seek his future and make it his home," he wrote in the two-page letter addressed to Mrs Alice Chua.