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Bainimarama Sends Condolence

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has sent a message of sympathy to his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, on the passing of the former Prime Minister and founder of the City
24 Mar 2015 13:19
Bainimarama Sends Condolence

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has sent a message of sympathy to his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, on the passing of the former Prime Minister and founder of the City State of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew.

In his message, Prime Minister Bainimarama paid tribute to Mr Yew’s vision and commitment to build Singapore into a nation now envied across the globe.

“Fifty years on from a sleepy tropical port, Singapore has become the envy of many in the developed and developing world alike in wealth and progress to say the least. And such has been largely the vision of the late Founder. Truly, he has passed on satisfied in the fact that he has made Singapore meritocratic, corruption-free and equal for all races, a legacy that no doubt you will pass on,” the Prime Minister said in his message.

Mr Bainimarama said his government and the people of Fiji shared with Singapore “these moments of grief and sorrow.

“Fiji is indebted to the late Founder for having stood with us in the early years of our nationhood,” PM Bainimarama said. “And Your Excellency has continued to share your advances bilaterally, regionally and multilaterally based on our common vision for the well being of our pluralistic societies in a rapidly changing world.”

Lee Kuan Yew died yesterday morning at the age of 91.

 




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