Mr Lee Kuan Yew receives NUS honorary doctor of laws degree
Lee Kuan Yew pops up in public after an absence of several months. No video, no speeches, only photos. ST:
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on Singapore’s first Prime Minister.
The award is in recognition of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s achievements as a visionary statesman who transformed education in Singapore and led the nation to first-world status on the global stage.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is also NUS chancellor, presided over the ceremony at the Istana on Tuesday. An honorary Doctor of Laws degree is the university’s highest accolade for outstanding individuals.
This is Mr Lee’s 16th honorary degree but his first from a Singapore university. Among the 100 guests in attendance were Mr Lee’s family: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, their wives, and Dr Lee Wei Ling.
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