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  • Johor state secretary signs condolence book for Lee kuan Yew

    JOHOR BARU: Johor state secretary Datuk Ismail Karim today signed the condolence book for Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister who died on Monday, at the Singapore consulate here.

  • Singapore overwhelmed by huge crowds mourning Lee
    Singapore overwhelmed by huge crowds mourning Lee

    Overwhelmed by the huge crowds who have turned out to pay respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore tried Friday to discourage citizens from joining the queues but many said they were undeterred by the up to 10-hour wait. The city-state, famous for its clockwork handling of events like the night-time Singapore Grand Prix, seemed unprepared for the scale of the outpouring of grief since the 91-year-old patriarch's death on Monday. "Members of the public are strongly advised not to join the queue at the Padang now," said a Friday morning advisory which urged mourners to go instead to 18 community sites to pay homage to Lee.

  • Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours
    Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.