Indonesia Grieves The Passing Of Lee Kuan Yew, A Great Figure of Asia: Vice President Jusuf Kalla

Indonesia sends the deepest condolence for Singapore as founding father Lee Kuan Yew passed away earlier today. Vice president Jusuf Kalla (JK), in his twitter, said, “Indonesia is grieved with the passing away of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kwan Yew, a great figure of Asia.”

JK said that Mr Yew had always inspired Asia. “Under Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore advanced rapidly and became a major force for ASEAN,” he said.

Previously, the Foreign Ministry had also delivered its condolence. “Indonesia sends the deepest condolence for the passing away of former Prime Minister of Singapore, YM Lee Kuan Yew,” cited @Portal_Kemlu_RI at 06:00 WIB (Western Indonesia Time).

Lee Kuan Yew, founding father and father of the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, died at the age of 91. Mr. Yew had been hospitalized for 47 days for pneumonia. In his memory, Singapore established seven days of mourn that will end on March 29.



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