Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

British PM Cameron praises Mr Lee Kuan Yew for making Singapore a great success story

British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his sadness over the death of Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Praising Mr Lee for making his country "into one of the great success stories of our modern world", the British leader also noted that Mr Lee "was always a friend to Britain, if sometimes a critical one, and many British Prime Ministers benefited from his wise advice, including me".

Mr Cameron also recalled that Lady Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister and former leader of the ruling Conservative Party, "once said that there was no Prime Minister she admired more than Mr Lee for 'the strength of his convictions, the clarity of his views, the directness of his speech and his vision of the way ahead'".

"His place in history is assured", said the tribute from Mr Cameron.

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