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Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies aged 91

Zafar Anjum | March 23, 2015
"The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am. He was 91," said the PMO.

"I am grieved beyond words at the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I know that we all feel the same way.  But even as we mourn his passing, let us also honour his spirit. Let us dedicate ourselves as one people to build on his foundations, strive for his ideals, and keep Singapore exceptional and successful for many years to come."

Here's his video message on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/o6bJsiQPCoQ

The Prime Minister has declared a period of National Mourning from 23 March (Monday) to 29 March (Sunday).

As a mark of respect to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the State flags on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from today to Sunday.

 

 

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