Channel News Asia cites the Atlantic Council and the 2014 Global Citizen Awards Ceremony

 Influential think-tank The Atlantic Council has honoured former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew with its Global Citizen Award, which recognises global leaders who have made distinctive contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. 

The award was given out at a ceremony in New York on Sunday (Monday, Sep 22, Singapore time). Mr Lee did not attend the event. Accepting the award on his behalf, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam said: “This is an age where words like ‘outstanding’, ‘extraordinary’, ‘great’ are overused to describe leaders. But few will challenge that Mr Lee deserves to be described in those terms and more.”

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