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Several events postponed as a mark of respect for Lee Kuan Yew
A HANDFUL of business events that were originally planned for this week have been postponed as a mark of respect for Singapore's founding father, the late Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away on Monday morning.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has postponed his visit to Singapore this week, according to a statement from Singapore's Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
At the invitation of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, General Prayuth was originally scheduled to make his first official visit to Singapore from Tuesday to Wednesday to attend the Singapore-Thailand Leaders' Retreat.
But both sides had agreed to postpone the visit in view of the condition of Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the statement said.
The visit will be resumed at a mutually convenient time, it added.
Elsewhere, Frasers Centrepoint Limited has delayed the launch of its development, North Park Residences. The project, which has been touted as the largest integrated development in Singapore's north, was originally slated to open for sales this weekend.
The Business Times Leadership Conference 2015, which is jointly organised by The Embassy of the Netherlands and The Business Times, has also been rescheduled from this Wednesday to March 31.
Lee Kuan Yew was 91 when he passed away at the Singapore General Hospital at 3.18am on Monday. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday declared a period of national mourning from March 23 to March 29.
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