I am deeply saddened by the death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister.
Mr Lee fashioned the Singapore and Asian region that we know today. Internationally, Lee Kuan Yew was a leading global statesman of his era, a co-founder of ASEAN and driver of Asia’s rise. Singapore and the UK have a long and deep friendship. He will be sorely missed.
My thoughts are with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his family, and the people of Singapore at this sad time.