Members of the public light candles to form the acronym "R. I. P." at a local community club in Singapore
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Singapore mourns founding father Lee Kuan Yew

World leaders have been paying tribute to one of Asia's most influential politicians, Singapore's former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

He passed away peacefully in hospital at the age of 91 after suffering from pneumonia.

Seven days of national mourning have begun, and a state funeral for Lee Kuan Yew will take place next Sunday.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 23 Mar 2015
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