Singaporeans writing their tributes to the late Lee Kuan Yew at the entrance of Istana presidential palace in Singapore. Photo: AFP

Lee Kuan Yew gave Singapore a republic, and the poetry came later

Beverly Murray reflects on a nation made in the image of a pragmatic man with no time for whimsy

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Singaporeans writing their tributes to the late Lee Kuan Yew at the entrance of Istana presidential palace in Singapore. Photo: AFP
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