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By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, received courteous treatment during his just-concluded visit
to Singapore to pay his last respects to Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of the city-state who died March 23 aged 91, an unnamed source said Wednesday.
Escorted from the airport, Ma was greeted personally by Lee’s son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and his wife at the Istana, site of the prime minister’s official residence, according to the source.
Lee Hsien Loong was waiting for Ma when he arrived at the Istana, where the family held the private wake, the source said, adding that that they enjoyed close interaction.
The source said the prime minister thanked Ma for making the time for a short visit, repeatedly saying that he was “very grateful to you for coming” during a 30-minute chat. [FULL STORY]