Chief Executive CY Leung today sent a message of condolences to the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, on the passing of Lee’s father and the city-state’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kwan Yew.
Singapore’s founding father died this morning at the age of 91.
Here is the message in its entirety:
“It is with great sadness that I write to you, on behalf of the people and Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to express our profound condolences on the passing of the great statesman, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the Founding Father of Singapore
Mr Lee’s integrity, tenacity, vision and drive laid the most solid foundation possible for the impressive economic development, prosperity and social harmony that epitomises Singapore today.
Singapore and Hong Kong have long been partners for each other in the pursuit of excellence and we continue to look to Singapore as a close friend. This year, Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence.
The man who was the central player in making that happen has sadly taken his untimely leave. But his legacy of how to build a thriving, proud, diverse and dynamic country will live on for generations, not just in Singapore or Asia, but the world over. He will be truly missed.
We join the people of your nation during this period of national mourning and reflection.”
Photo: Lee Kwan Yew Facebook Page
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