HONG KONG – More world leaders extended condolences over the death of Singapore’s former Prime Minister and founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away at the age of 91.
“I am sad to hear of the death of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.
Describing Lee as “a friend to Britain,” Cameron said many British Prime Ministers, including himself, benefited from his wise advice,.
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“He is admired for the strength of his convictions, the clarity of his views, the directness of his speech and his vision of the way ahead’,’’ he said.
British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond also offered his condolences in a press release.
French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, also mourned the passing of modern Singapore’s founding father.
Fabius also paid tribute to an “exceptional statesman who has made Singapore one of the major economic centers in Asia.”
Brunei’s Sultan, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, sent messages of condolences to Singapore, President Tony Yam and Prime Minister, Lee Loong, as well as the people of the Republic of Singapore on the passing of Lee Kuan Yew.
In the message to Lee Hsien Loong, the Sultan said he was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of His Excellency’s beloved father, Lee Kuan Yew.
The Sultan said that as the founding father of modern Singapore had built and developed Singapore into a prosperous nation in South East Asia.
He also admired his tenacity in continuing to impart his wisdom and guidance for the benefit of all Singaporeans. (Xinhua/NAN)