29 Mar '15, 7am

'(Mr #LeeKuanYew) would always be my teacher': Mr Goh Chok Tong in his eulogy.

SINGAPORE - Mr Lee Kuan Yew was, and always would be, his teacher, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. "He never ceased sharing and I kept on learning," he said, in his eulogy for Singapore's first Prime Minister at the University Cultural Centre on Sunday (mar29)." Mr Lee died on March 23 at the age of 91. Mr Goh, 73, took over as Prime Minister from Mr Lee in 1990, and handed the reins to PM Lee Hsien Loong in 2004. He recounted how he first met Mr Lee in 1958, when he was a Raffles Institution student and had gone to his law office to invite him to speak to his fellow students. He described chairing Mr Lee's talk as his "high point" in school. And as early as 1967, Mr Goh witnessed the way Mr Lee had become synonymous with "Singapore". He recounted how, when on a trip to Puerto Rico in 1967, a Puerto Rican excitedly shouted "Chino, Chino" when he saw Mr Goh. "I shou...

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