World leaders attend Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral in Singapore

(VOVworld) – World leaders attended the state funeral on Sunday for Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew.

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The body of Singapore’s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is carried on a gun carriage through Singapore on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung represented the Vietnamese Party, State, and Government to pay tribute to Mr. Lee. The funeral service held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), National University of Singapore, involved Malaysian King Abdul Halim, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Myanmar President Thein Sein, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Former US President Bill Clinton led the American delegation to the funeral that also included former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore’s first Prime Minister and one of the greatest statesmen in Asia.


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