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 head 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]