Singapore’s Founder and First Prime Minister dies at 91

Singapore’s Founder and First Prime Minister dies at 91

Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has died aged 91, its current leader has confirmed.

In a statement released on Sunday evening, the serving prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said the country’s former leader died in the early hours of the morning.

Lee Kuan Yew
Lee Kuan Yew

“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 3.18 am. He was 91,” it read.

Lee Hsien Loong added that arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral proceedings would be announced later. Read more

Source: The Guardian UK

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