Opposition parties offer their condolences to PM Lee
The Democratic Progressive Party of Singapore issued a statement saying it was deeply saddened by Mr Lee’s demise.
“We are indebted to him as a nation, and owe our present and our future to what he has wrought to make Singapore an independent nation,” the party said. “All great leaders are ultimately human, and much can be said, both good and bad, about the man. But at this time of national mourning, let’s remember and celebrate the good he has done for us as Singaporeans, and give him the credit that is due.”
Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam, secretary-general of the Reform Party — founded by his father the late JB Jeyaretnam — said in a Facebook post: “As Singapore’s first post-independence Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew was part of our shared history. With his death, it is natural that Singaporeans will feel that a part of Singapore has died with him. RIP. My thoughts are with his family.”