PM Lee drops by Tanjong Pagar to thank well-wishers

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits Tanjong Pagar CC where a 'get-well corner' for the elder Lee Kuan Yew has been set up.

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Tanjong Pagar Community Club (CC) on Saturday to thank residents for their well-wishes for his father Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Cards and gifts for his ailing father were placed at a dedicated area at the CC. The "get-well" corner was put up for well-wishers to write messages to Mr Lee, who is an MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC.

During the visit, PM Lee penned his message on a large banner: "Dear Papa, hope you get better."

His wife, Ms Ho Ching, also added her signature to the message.

Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah, who is also an MP for Tanjong Pagar, also left a message: "Dear Mr Lee, get well. Singapore loves you."

The elder Mr Lee, 91, has been hospitalised since Feb 5. The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement on Saturday that his condition "has worsened".

In a Facebook post on Saturday night, PM Lee thanked grassroots leaders and volunteers who had set up the "Get-Well" corner.

"My family and I are deeply moved by the outpouring of support. I know my father would be as well," wrote PM Lee.