KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman has described Lew Kuan Yew, recognised as the founding father of Modern Singapore who died today at age 91, as a visionary statesman.
He said Kuan Yew’s leadership, courage and vision contributed enormously to the development of the neighbouring republic and its people.
“His legacy will be cherished for generations,” Anifah said in a statement as he conveyed his deepest sympathies and condolences to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the people of Singapore.
Kuan Yew, the father of Hsien Loong, died at 3.18 am today at the Singapore General Hospital where he had been admitted on Feb 5 for severe pneumonia.
Singapore has declared a period of national mourning from today to March 29, during which the national flag will be flown at half-mast. – BERNAMA