Lee Kuan Yew took an ‘uncompromising stand for meritocracy’: IMF’s Lagarde

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has paid tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s achievements in transforming Singapore into one of the world’s most prosperous nations in a statement on Monday (Mar 23).

“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father of Singapore,” said Ms Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF.

“He was a visionary statesman whose uncompromising stand for meritocracy, efficiency and education transformed Singapore into one of the most prosperous nations in the world.

“His wisdom and leadership will be remembered by people all around the globe.

“On behalf of the International Monetary Fund, I extend our condolences to his family and the people of Singapore.”

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