30 Mar '15, 2am

Crowds line up to say goodbye to Singapore's first PM

It’s all I heard all morning. As the Al Jazeera team set up our live broadcast location it’s all that anyone could say to us. "We love him!" "He did so much for Singapore." Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was a man of many talents, some admired, some not, by the international and his own domestic community. Opposition and dissent were crushed - let’s not mince our words here. Opponents were either made bankrupt through endless court cases or made to live in self-imposed exile. Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies aged 91 Yet his vision was simple. Despite having no natural resources to talk of, Singapore did possess a natural deep water reef - a shipping port that he managed to develop in the 1960s. With that development, came the business, as Singapore became a hub for tankers and cruise ships; the Asia-Pacific’s equivalent of Heathrow Airport, but ...

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