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Thousands queue to see body of Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore

Singaporeans have been queuing for up to eight hours to view the body of Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister, which lies in state in the city's Parliament House.

Officials were taken aback by what they called an "overwhelming response" by the public and have extended viewing hours to run all day and all night until Saturday evening.

Mr Lee, who died aged 91, was Singapore's prime minister for 31 years and is seen as its founding father, having led it to independence.

Video credit: Ong Wee Jin / The Straits Times

  • 01 Apr 2015
  • From the section Asia
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