PM Lee pays surprise visit to SGH, joins well-wishers for Mr Lee Kuan Yew

PM Lee pays surprise visit to SGH, joins well-wishers for Mr Lee Kuan Yew
PM Lee Hsien Loong at SGH on Sunday, Mar 22, 2015.

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans who turned up at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Sunday to wish former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew well were paid a surprise visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, The Straits Times reported.

According to media reports, Mr Lee and his wife Ho Ching dropped by the designated area at SGH at about 10am, where hundreds of people have left flowers, handwritten cards and notes for Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

PM Lee thanked Singaporeans who had come by and also obliged their requests for photographs and chatted with them before leaving with his wife, Madam Ho Ching, to visit his father.

The elder Mr Lee has been warded at the hospital with severe pneumonia since Feb 5.

In a Facebook post on Sunday afternoon, PM Lee also thanked SGH for setting up a corner for messages for his father.

He added: "Glad I had a chance to meet and thank well-wishers for their support."


Besides the designated area at SGH, well-wishers can leave notes and gifts at Tanjong Community Club, Teck Ghee Community Club in Ang Mo Kio, and Pek Kio Community Centre, which has set up a designated corner for those who wish to leave their good wishes for the former prime minister.

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