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Singapore: Thousands pay tribute to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

  • Thousands of Singaporeans are paying their last respects to their country’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who lies in state in the Parliament. 

    On Wednesday, his body was moved through gun carriage from his official home.

    Lee, who died on Monday at the age of 91, was the Prime Minister of Singapore for more than three decades, and is widely credited with making the city-state an economic success story.

    As his coffin was taken through the city, thousands of people stood on the sides of streets and rooftops to pay tribute to the departed leader.

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