Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Bhutan Queen's Facebook post on national flag at half-mast on Sunday to mark Mr Lee Kuan Yew's funeral

SINGAPORE - Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck ordered the country's national flag to be flown at half mast on Sunday as a tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew on the day of the state funeral in Singapore, according to the Facebook page of Queen Jetsun Pema.

She posted: "Upon the Command of His Majesty The King, the National Flag was flown at Half Mast in respect to His Excellency Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister."

"Ministers, Senior Government Officials, well-wishers, and Singaporeans residing in Bhutan participated in a ceremony to light a thousand butterlamps, and offered prayers for His Excellency Mr Lee Kuan Yew, at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong."


The King and Queen were among world leaders attending Mr Lee's funeral on Sunday.

The post has garnered more than 20,000 likes and hundreds of comments, with many Facebook users expressing gratitude to the couple.

"My husband and I visited the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan a few years ago at his Majesty's invitation. When the Majesty and the beautiful Queen visited Singapore during their honeymoon we paid courtesy call at their Hotel. Thank you, King and Queen for attending the funeral of our late Great Founder and Father of our nation," Ms Jane Yeo said in a comment.

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