Lee Kuan Yew Lies in State as Singaporeans Bid Farewell

March 25, 2015 5:04 AM

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Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as a Lee Kuan Yew's coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the presidential palace to Parliament, where the public will pay respects to the city-state's founder before a funeral this weekend.

Lee, 91, died Monday at Singapore General Hospital after more than a month of battling severe pneumonia. The government declared a week of mourning for the leader who is credited with transforming the resource-poor island into a wealthy finance and trade hub with low crime and corruption in a region...

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