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PASSINGS: Kwa Geok Choo

Kwa Geok ChooWife, mother of Singapore prime ministersKwa Geok Choo, 89, wife of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and the mother of the island nation's current prime minister, died Saturday at home, said a statement from the office of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. She underwent surgery in 2008 after a stroke and suffered a massive hemorrhage a month later.Born in 1921, Kwa met Lee in the late 1930s when they studied at Raffles Institution, where she was the only girl in high school. At Raffles College several years later, they competed for the Queen's Scholarship, which allowed recipients to study at either Cambridge or Oxford University.Kwa was the top student in...

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