700 people, including Crown Prince's rep, sign Mr Lee's condolence book at Bangkok embassy

About 700 people, including a representative from Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, have signed a condolence book for Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew at the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok.

They included Thais, Singaporeans and friends from other countries, said a statement from Singapore's Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Besides Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn's representative, ACM Kasame Yoosooka, President of the Thai Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn - representing Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, his government and the Thai people - have gone to pay respects to the late Mr Lee.

Other top Thai officials, including eight former prime ministers and Cabinent minister, also came to sign the book.

About 550 Singaporeans who were in Thailand also arrived at the embassy to pay their respects. Some had travelled from as far away as Chiang Mai province, in the nation's north, to sign the book.

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