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Sultan Of Perak Among Leaders Signing Condolence Book Of Lee Kuan Yew

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KUALA LUMPUR: Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah signed today the condolence book for the late Lee Kuan Yew at the Singapore High Commission at Jalan Tun Razak here.

He was received upon arrival by Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon.

“My deepest condolences to the family of Lee Kuan Yew and to the people of Singapore.

“Lee Kuan Yew was a leader of vision who founded and nurtured a country.

“The world had lost a great stateman,” Sultan Nazrin wrote.

Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, deputy education minister II P. Kamalanathan, former Penang chief minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad president Datuk Tan Heng Chew also signed the condolence book.

Tsu Koon, meanwhile, wrote: “Salute to a great leader who took Singapore from a third world country to first world country though governance of efficiency and integrity as an example for all to follow.

“Condolences to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his family and the people of Singapore.”

Other leaders including Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Pas central committee member Khalid Samad are expected to come later this afternoon to sign the condolence book.

Lee, who was Singapore’s first prime minister, passed away at the Singapore General Hospital, on Monday morning.

He had been warded at the intensive care unit of the hospital since Feb 5 for severe pneumonia.

His body is currently lying-in-state at the Parliament House at North Bridge Road.

The state funeral will be on Sunday.-NST


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