Former government leaders to attend Lee Kuan Yew’s state funeral

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/24
By: Lu Hsin-hui, Claudia Liu and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Former Vice President Lien Chan and former Premier Hau Pei-tsun will 201503240036t0001head to Singapore to pay their last respects to late Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at a state funeral set for March 29.

Lien has been invited as a long-time friend of Lee’s to attend the ceremony, which is set to be held at the National University of Singapore, according to Ting Yuan-chao, head of Lien’s office.

Former Premier Hau Pei-tsun has also been invited to attend the state funeral as a friend of Lee, who was the first prime minister of the city-state and retained his grip on power for over 31 years, a friend of Hau told CNA.     [FULL  STORY]