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January 14, 2008

INDONESIA-SINGAPORE/TIES
Lee Kuan Yew visits Soeharto

Singapore`s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday afternoon visited former president Soeharto who is now under intensive medical treatment at Pertamina Hospital in South Jakarta.

On his arrival at the hospital at about 11.45 am, Lee was welcomed by the hospital`s acting president director Djoko Sanjoto who brought Singapore`s former prime minister to a room where Soeharto is being treated.

Soeharto and Lee are closed friends known as figures who had strengthened the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Early 2006, Lee visited the Indonesian second president at the latter`s residence on Cendana Street, Central Jakarta, and they met again in July, 2007.

Till Saturday (Jan 12) night, Soeharto`s health was still unstable but showed better condition after he underwent critical health situation on Friday (Jan 11) when the Presidential Medical Team said Soeharto was suffering from heart, lung, kidney and brain failure.


Courtesy Antara

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