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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Sir Run Run Shaw will be fondly remembered by Singaporeans.
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Sir Run Run Shaw will be fondly remembered by Singaporeans.
Writing in a Facebook post on Tuesday night, Mr Lee said he was saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Run Run "at the ripe old age of 107".
Mr Lee said Sir Run Run "lived in Hong Kong, but was a good friend of Singapore."
He said the Shaw Brothers (Run Run and Runme) were "a major player in our movie industry", and generations of Singaporeans enjoyed their movies and TV shows.
Mr Lee noted that the Shaw Foundation has contributed to many charitable causes in Singapore.
He added: "I first met Sir Run Run in 1985, when I chaired an Economic Committee to review our economy. He flew in specially to share his ideas on growing media-related services with Dr Tony Tan (then Minister for Trade and Industry) and me.
“Subsequently when I visited Hong Kong, I would often meet Sir Run Run for a meal, and to learn from his thoughtful views about Hong Kong and the world."
Mr Lee conveyed his deepest condolences to Mrs Mona Shaw and her family.