Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans mourn death of founding father

Thousands gather in heavy rain in Singapore on Sunday to say a final goodbye to the city-state’s founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died March 23 at the age of 91. (Getty Images/Kyodo)

TOMOMI KIKUCHI and WATARU SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writers

SINGAPORE -- The mood was solemn in Singapore on Sunday, as citizens watched the state funeral of Singapore's founding father, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Lee's coffin left Parliament House at half past noon and made its way through the city-state's main streets before arriving at the Nat...