Singapore's founder and first premier Lee Kuan Yew had helped the Indians in the country, especially women members of the community by encouraging them to work and help their families financially, a prominent Indian-origin trade union leader said on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the funeral of Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore, which will take place on March 29, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.
More than 330,000 people, equivalent to 10 percent of Singapore`s citizen population, have visited the city-state`s parliament to pay their respects to late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his cremation this weekend, officials said on Saturday.
The Singapore government late Friday ordered mourners to stay off a congested field near parliament for safety reasons as tens of thousands paid their last respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
India's loss at ICC World Cup 2015 was celebrated in Srinagar by some.
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Malaysia`s former leader Mahathir Mohamad, one of Lee Kuan Yew`s greatest rivals, said on Friday he was saddened by the death of Singapore`s founding father although the two Southeast Asian strongmen often clashed and seldom agreed on issues.
Tens of thousands of Singaporeans braved waits of up to 10 hours outside parliament Friday to pay their last respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew despite appeals from overwhelmed officials to honour him elsewhere.