Lee Kuan Yew’s death a loss to Taiwan: President Ma

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/25
By: Yin Chun-chie and Maubo Chang

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) The death of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀) 201503250038t2016is a loss not just to Singapore, but also Taiwan, President Ma Ying-jeou said late Tuesday.

After returning from a trip to Singapore to pay last respects to the late Singapore founder, Ma said he hopes other Singapore leaders will be as supportive of Taiwan as Lee, who built the friendship between the two countries.

Ma told journalists at Taoyuan Airport that Singapore is one of Taiwan’s close trade partners, and Lee was a close friend of the country’s late president Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國). Lee’s deep concern about the island was borne out by the fact that he visited Taiwan 25 times, Ma said.     [FULL  STORY]