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ST | PM Lee says former politician Lee Khoon Choy was loyal to the end

ST | PM Lee says former politician Lee Khoon Choy was loyal to the end

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sent a condolence letter to the widow of Mr Lee Khoon Choy on Sunday (Feb 28), saying the former People's Action Party (PAP) old guard MP was steadfast and loyal to the end. The late Mr Lee had made significant contributions during pivotal moments in Singapore's history, he wrote in the three-page letter to Madam Eng Ah Siam. Mr Lee, aged 92, died on Saturday after battling pneumonia for two weeks at the National University Hospital. Known to friends as KC, Mr Lee was recruited by the late Mr S. Rajaratnam, Singapore's first foreign minister, to join the PAP in 1959. As a journalist, Mr Lee had witnessed up close the major events that affected Singapore and the region, covering events such as the 1956 Merdeka talks in London to discuss self-government in Singapore. PM Lee recounted how founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew once des...

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