Nelson Mandela an "inspiration to an entire generation": Lee Kuan Yew

Nelson Mandela an "inspiration to an entire generation": Lee Kuan Yew
Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in a condolence letter to his widow on Friday, Dec 6, 2013, calling him "an inspiration to an entire generation".

Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in a condolence letter to his widow on Friday, calling him "an inspiration to an entire generation".


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Tributes have poured in from Singapore's leaders and politicians.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Mr Goh, who is in New Delhi, paid tribute to the respected leader, saying he was "saddened by the passing of a wise leader and a great human being".

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan also sent condolence letters to South African President Jacob Zuma, while Foreign Minister K Shanmugam wrote to International Relations and Cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivan Balakrishnan also posted tributes on their Facebook pages.

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