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PM Najib, Malaysian Leaders Pay Last Respects To Lee Kuan Yew In Singapore

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SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak paid his last respects to the late Lee Kuan Yew at Parliament House today.

He also met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to personally convey Malaysia’s condolences over the death of his father, who was Singapore’s first prime minister.

Najib was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri G.Palanivel and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mah Siew Keong.

Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Husni Zai Yaacob was also in attendance.

Lee’s body is currently lying-in-state at the Parliament House at North Bridge Road.

Lee, 91, passed away on March 23 at the Singapore General Hospital. He had been warded in the intensive care unit of the hospital since Feb 5 for severe pneumonia.

Channel News Asia reported that the Yang di Pertuan Agong will be among foreign dignitaries attending the late Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral on Sunday.

Others include former US president Bill Clinton who will lead the US delegation, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, Indonesia president Joko Widodo, South Korea president Park Geun Hye, Thailand’s prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and India prime minister Narendra Modi.-NST


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