SINGAPOUR

Lee Kuan Yew: "true giant of history"

NEWS

March 23 rd, 2015

US President Barack Obama paid tribute Sunday to the former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew who died at the age of 91, hailing him as a "visionary" and a "true giant of history." Lee Kuan Yew was a "visionary" who made Singapore "one of the most prosperous countries in the world," said Obama. "He was a dedicated public servant and an outstanding leader. I personally enjoyed his wisdom, including our discussions during my trip to Singapore in 2009, which were extremely important in helping me develop our Asia-Pacific rebalancing policy," he added.


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