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Singaporeans give their final respects to Lee Kuan Yew

 Still  grieving, Singaporeans, together with the World leaders give the  "founding father"of Singapore their final respects.

The country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, 91 passed away on Monday.

 
Thousands  of people can be seen  waving their flags despite heavy rain and stood on the streets for a  last glimpse of Lee as his coffin was carried  by gun carriage on a 15-km procession passing  the streets of the country he helped build to his state funeral.
 
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, India’s Narendra Modi, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were present with Lee’s family and Singapore politicians during  the ceremony which was attended by 2,200 people.
 
Yew was acknowledged as the  founder of modern Singapore and transforming it from a small, colonial British trading port into one of the world’s wealthiest nations.
 
 
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Lee’s son, fought his tears as he gave a  40-minute eulogy in English, Malay, and Chinese.
 
Lee’s body was cremated in a private ceremony for his family later yesterday, Sunday.
 
article source: abs cbn news