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Casket of Singapore's first PM is moved to Parliament House

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 00:46

The casket of Singapore's late leader Lee Kuan Yew is moved to Parliament House on a gun carriage as thousands line the streets to pay respects. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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The casket of Singapore's late leader Lee Kuan Yew, was moved from Istana, the president's official residence, to Parliament House on Wednesday where his body will lie in state until the funeral. Thousands lined the street to pay their respects to the man regarded as the founder of modern Singapore. Lee's body will lie in state until Saturday (March 28), the eve of the state funeral. Lee, Singapore's first prime minister, died on Monday (March 23), aged 91. In his lifetime, Lee drew praise for his market-friendly policies, but also criticism at home and abroad for his strict controls over the press, public protest and political opponents. Dozens of world leaders are expected to travel to the city-state for Lee's funeral at the National University of Singapore on Sunday (March 29).

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Casket of Singapore's first PM is moved to Parliament House

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 00:46