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Ng Eng Hen sends condolences to Laos Deputy PM's son

Published on May 18, 2014 5:58 PM

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen wrote a personal letter of condolence to Major Soulixay Phichit, the son of Laos' Deputy Prime Minister and National Defence Minister Lieutenant-General Douangchay Phichit, on Sunday.

Mr Douangchay and his wife Mrs Thanda Phichit died in a plane crash in Laos the day before.

In the letter, which was released to Singapore media, Dr Ng wrote: "My wife and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved parents.

"We had just met up with them a few weeks ago in Hawaii where the defence ministers gathered for the Asean-US Informal Defence Ministers' meeting.

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