Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

PM Lee Hsien Loong grateful to those who pay respects to father Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he greatly appreciated the messages of condolence and support following the death of his father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

In a Facebook post on Monday night, he wrote: "My family and I greatly appreciate your messages of condolence and support.

"Grateful to those who came to pay respects at the wake this evening. Many told me how my father had made a difference to their lives."

The senior Mr Lee died on Monday morning aged 91. He had been warded in the Singapore General Hospital for severe pneumonia since Feb 5.

After a private family wake at Sri Temasek in the Istana, his body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday, March 25, to Saturday, March 28, for the public to pay their respects.

A state funeral service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, March 29, at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre.

 

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