Ministers, MP take to social media to pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew


Since the announcement of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death on Monday morning, various MPs and ministers have paid tribute to the former senior statesman on social media.

On Facebook, Mr Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's second Prime Minister, said: "My tears welled up as I received the sad news. Mr Lee Kuan Yew has completed his life's journey.

But it was a journey devoted to the making of Singapore. He has bequeathed a monumental legacy to Singaporeans - a safe, secure, harmonious and prosperous independent Singapore, our Homeland.

He was a selfless leader. He shared his experience, knowledge, ideas and life with us.

He was my leader, mentor, inspiration, the man I looked up to most. He made me a proud Singaporean. Now he is gone. I mourn but he lives on in my heart."



Others, such as Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing have also changed their Facebook profile pictures.



In Mr Chan's tribute, he wrote: "Thank you for igniting the belief in us that we can be called Singaporeans.

Thank you for enabling us to pursue our dream to build an independent, successful and cohesive nation regardless of race, language and religion.

We will endeavour to live up to the ideals and values that you have inspired us."



MP Alex Yam (Chua Chu Kang GRC), shared on Facebook that his family, including Prime Minister Lee, had been by Mr Lee Kuan Yew's bedside early on Monday morning. 



Other tributes had a personal note. Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim recalled meeting Mr Lee during a family holiday at Changi Cottage.



Dr Yaacob also offered his condolences on behalf of the Malay/Muslim community.



Tribute by Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan Jin:


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