Mr Lee Kuan Yew's family expresses its thanks to all in newspaper advertisements

SINGAPORE - The family of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew has expressed its thanks to the public for the affection and respect shown to the former prime minister.

In full-page advertisements published in major newspapers in Singapore on Thursday (April 23), the Lee family said they were touched by the affection and respect displayed for Mr Lee.

Mr Lee died on March 23 at the age of 91. Thursday marked the first month of his passing.

"Thank you for being with us, as we mourned the passing of our papa & yeye," the text said.

"You touched us deeply with your affection and respect for him, and with your heartwarming kindness as you shared our grief."

The Lee family also thanked Mr Lee's medical and security teams, and his office and home staff and said "you served and cared for him, with dedication and love for so many years".

The message ended with: "We thank you all."

There was an outpouring of grief during the week of mourning, with hundreds of thousands turning up to pay tribute to the founding prime minister of Singapore.


Straits Times e-books on Mr Lee Kuan Yew

The e-books are available on Apple's iPad (but not iPhone), and Android tablets and smartphones from The Straits Times Star E-books app. To get them:

- Go to the Apple App store  on your iPad, or Google Play Store on your Android tablet or smartphone.

- Type "The Straits Times Star" to search for The Straits Times Star E-books app.

- Download it onto your iPad or Android device.

- Go to "I'm just browsing"

- You will find Lee Kuan Yew: The Final Journey and Lee Kuan Yew: The Man And His Ideas inside the app.

The app is designed to work on iPad devices running iOS 6 and above. The app is best viewed on tablets.

Due to its size, it is best downloaded over Wi-Fi.

The Straits Times has also released the PDFs of its print coverage of Mr Lee's death, from March 23 to March 30. This is also sponsored by DBS Bank.