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Tributes to Nelson Mandela pour in from Singapore's politicians

Published on Dec 6, 2013 7:14 PM
 
Former South African president Nelson Mandela "embodied the best of the human spirit", Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam (above) said on Friday, Dec 6, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

Former South African President Nelson Mandela "embodied the best of the human spirit", Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam said on Friday.

Writing on his Facebook page, Mr Shanmugam, who is also Law Minister, said Mr Mandela inspired a generation with his courage.

"He... showed us the true meaning of reconciliation. One of the greatest of men. His legacy will live on and inspire generations to come. Condolences to the family of Mr Mandela and the people of South Africa".

Also sharing his thoughts on the passing of Mr Mandela was Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh, who called him a "great man who downplayed his greatness".

 
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