New Zealand minister shares why his mother is an admirer of Mr Lee Kuan Yew
SEVERAL New Zealand ministers paid special tributes to Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away early Monday morning.
During the country's parliamentary session on Tuesday, New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Bill English expressed his condolences to Mr Lee's family and the people of Singapore.
Mr English said Mr Lee was "a long-time friend of New Zealand and a supporter of New Zealand's role in South-east Asia".
"He was also instrumental in establishing the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN)-New Zealand and ASEAN celebrated our 40th anniversary this year.''