Foreign media hail modern Singapore's founding father

How did the world see Mr Lee Kuan Yew?

Many paid tribute to his achievements, though several criticised his policies. In life and in death, the man they call modern Singapore's founding father continues to draw fans and detractors.

But overall, no one could deny he was instrumental to Singapore's success.

Here's a look at some foreign media online reports as news of his passing made headlines around the world.

Malaysia's New Straits Times


Hong Kong's South China Morning Post

China's CCTV

Post by CCTV.

Australia's Sydney Morning Herald

Al Jazeera 



CNN International

The Economist magazine

Foreign Policy magazine

Wall Street Journal

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