PM Lee sends condolences to family of movie mogul Run Run Shaw

8 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed condolences to the family of the late Run Run Shaw in a Facebook post on Tuesday night, reports AsiaOne.

He said he was saddened to hear the passing of Sir Run Run Shaw. Sir Run Run died on Tuesday at his home in Hong Kong, at the age of 106.

"He lived in Hong Kong, but was a good friend of Singapore. The Shaw Brothers (Run Run and Runme) were a major player in our movie industry. Generations of Singaporeans enjoyed their movies and TV shows. The Shaw Foundation has contributed to many charitable causes here," PM Lee wrote.

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.

"Sir Run Run will be fondly remembered by Singaporeans. My deepest condolences to Mrs Mona Shaw and her family."

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