Singapore Red Cross says it is modelled after Mr Lee Kuan Yew's leadership style

Singapore Red Cross says it is modelled after Mr Lee Kuan Yew's leadership style
Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew speaks to the audience during the Arab and Asian dialogue in Singapore April 27, 2007.

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) expressed its condolences to the family of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew in a letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

It praised Singapore's founding Prime Minister for being a "visionary whose passion, tenacity and dauntless spirit in the face of adversity and grave challenges is an inspiration to all of us in Singapore, and in particular for us at SRC as we serve the most vulnerable, sometimes in very trying circumstances."

The SRC said that Mr Lee "exemplified the importance of integrity, good governance and visionary leadership" and "built a successful nation that is respected and admired in the community of nations, despite our small size and lack of natural resources."

It added: "In the global Red Cross Movement and when responding to crisis overseas, the Singapore Red Cross draws healthy respect, due in no small part to the achievements of Mr Lee and how we at SRC have modelled our internal system of governance and leadership after the example set by Mr Lee."

debwong@sph.com.sg

 

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