Sultan Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Conveys Condolences On The Passing Of Lee Kuan Yew

The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah┬áhas conveyed a message of condolence over the passing of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on Monday (Mar 23), announced Brunei’s Office of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

“His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah┬áMu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send messages of condolences to His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore and His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, as well as the Government and the people of the Republic of Singapore on the passing away of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

“In his message to His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, His Majesty extended his deepest condolences to His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam and to the Government and people of the Republic of Singapore on the passing away of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. His Majesty stated that the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew was a charismatic and exemplary leader who made great strides for the people of Singapore and would be best remembered as the modern architect behind Singapore’s remarkable transformation into a world-class city. His Majesty also appreciated Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s vast contributions towards maintaining regional peace and stability. His Majesty and His Majesty’s family would dearly miss Mr Lee Kuan Yew as a personal and close family friend.

“In ending the message to His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, His Majesty stated that His Majesty’s family, the Government and people of Brunei Darussalam joined His Majesty in sending their deepest condolences to his Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam and the people of the Republic of Singapore in this time of great sadness.

“In the message to His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, His Majesty stated he was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of His Excellency’s beloved father Mr Lee Kuan yew. His Majesty went on to state that as the founding father of modern Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew had built and developed Singapore into a prosperous nation in South-East Asia and His Majesty also admired Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s tenacity in continuing to impart his wisdom and guidance for the benefit of all Singaporeans.

“His Majesty also stated that under his visionary leadership, Mr Lee Kuan Yew Yew achieved great strides in elevating Singapore’s stature both regionally and internationally. His Majesty appreciated Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s steadfast commitment and vast contributions towards ensuring continues peace and security in the region.

“In ending the message to His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong, His Majesty stated that Mr Lee Kuan Yew would be dearly missed by His Majesty and His Majesty’s family, who had personally known him as a close friend. His Majesty’s family, the Government and people of Brunei Darussalam joined His Majesty in sending their deepest condolences to His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong and his Excellency’s family and their thoughts were with His Excellency at this time of bereavement.”

 

Source: www.channelnewsasia.com

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