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Monday, January 10, 2005

Tsunami disaster shows Singapore is a small nation with a big heart: PM Lee

SINGAPORE : Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the tsunami disaster had drawn Singaporeans closer and shown that Singapore is a small nation with a big heart.

It was a sentiment echoed by governments of the worst-hit nations of the disaster at a memorial service in Singapore on Sunday for victims of the disaster.

Diplomats from Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Sweden thanked the people and government of Singapore for the humanitarian efforts put in to help the tsunami victims.

Those who lost loved ones to the tsunami found some comfort at the memorial service.

Leaders of nine different religions led prayers in a simple and dignified occasion as all had their heads bowed in respect.

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