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Crowds brave heavy rain along Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral procession route

SINGAPORE: Bearing umbrellas, ponchos and Singapore flags, people braved the downpour as they lined the roads and waited to bid a final farewell to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister.

Photo Gallery: Final Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build.

Air Canada plane skids off runway

PETALING JAYA: An airplane has skidded off the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Novia Scotia, Canada.

Pak Mie and Mak Intan with Bobby, one of the hundreds of stray dogs they rescued over the years. Photos: SIVARAJAH NATARAJAN/Sutra Foundation

Pak Mie, heroic animal lover

What will happen to the legacy of the Malay man who loved dogs now that he has passed?

Powerful: Chong Jia Ni, 21, checking out how the Comos electric car works at the Bangsar LRT station. – RAYMOND OOI / The Star

Electrifying new idea for LRT users

KUALA LUMPUR: Come May, LRT users will be able to rent an electric car for a couple of hours from five LRT stations in the Klang Valley instead of having to use either a taxi or a bus to go to their next stop.

Death threats made to BBC chief after Clarkson axe

LONDON - British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

No more pussyfooting around

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is experienced enough to know that the implementation of hudud laws, even in Kelantan, would be ultra vires the Federal Constitution – but the signals have already been sent.

Photo Gallery: March 23 to March 29

Here are some pictures of events that took place in the past week courtesy of EPA, AFP and Reuters.

Who is going to blink first?

DATUK Alwi Che Ahmad has become some sort of “hudud expert” among his Umno friends. Everywhere he goes these days, he is bound to be asked about the Kelantan hudud law which was passed by the state assembly recently.

IN MEMORY: Sunday Star columnist Roger Tan paying tribute to the late Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew in the condolence book at the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

Mourning a great leader

Spontaneous and emotional outpouring of grief by Singaporeans is indeed a testament to Lee Kuan Yew’s extraordinary achievement in creating a united nation out of a divided, polyglot, multi-racial and multi-religious population.

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