20 May '11, 4am

The end of an era. Photo of MM Lee's last cabinet meeting.

The end of an era. Photo of MM Lee's last cabinet meeting.

(Picture: Photograph of the last meeting of the present Cabinet. - PMO photo.) A CABINET without Lee Kuan Yew. Almost unthinkable a year or two ago, that possibility became real yesterday as the man himself took a cursory look around the meeting room before calling it a day. Yesterday marked the last Cabinet meeting that Minister Mentor Lee, 87, would attend, nearly 52 years after he chaired his first. It seemed only apt then that he recalled that afternoon in June 1959 when he was just 35 and the Prime Minister of a country just embarking on self-government. For the next five decades, he would be an indomitable presence around the table - the first 31 years as Prime Minister, and then as a trusted senior adviser, a 'databank', as he once described himself. The mood during yesterday's meeting in the wood-panelled room in the Istana was reflective, according to those presen...

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