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Singapore's Founding Father Dies

Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, died in March 2015 at age 91. Tens of thousands of mourners turned out to pay their respects. Many waited as long as eight hours to view his coffin. Lee is credited with creating one of the wealthiest, most educated, cleanest, and safest countries in Asia. However, critics said such benefits came at the expense of individual rights.

See also Encyclopedia: Singapore
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Singapore .
Department of Statistics www.singstat.gov.sg/ .

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