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Opposition politicians join netizens in expressing condolences to Dr Chee on the loss of his mother

Dr Chee announced last Friday that his 83-year-old had passed away that morning

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Thousands of Singaporeans, including some members of the opposition, have expressed their condolences to () chief , who is mourning the recent loss of his mother.

Dr Chee announced last Friday that his 83-year-old had passed away that morning. Indicating that his mother was not well in the months prior to her passing, the veteran opposition politician revealed: “It was a difficult period for her the last months but, at least, she’s no longer in pain.”

Sharing photos of himself with his mother during happier times, Dr Chee added: “I love her dearly and I miss her. May she rest in peace.”

Over 19,000 reacted to Dr Chee’s post and more than 6,000 made a comment, offering their heartfelt condolences. Dr Chee’s colleague, chairman Paul Tambyah, was one of the opposition politicians who left a comment expressing his deepest condolences:

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members and Hani Mohamed expressed their sympathies for Dr Chee and his family. Red Dot United secretary-general Ravi Philemon also joined those who condoled the SDP chief:

One of the most-liked comments on Dr Chee’s post was a message of condolence by human rights lawyer M Ravi. Mr Ravi contested the 2015 general election under the Reform Party ticket.

My mother passed away this morning. It was a difficult period for her the last months but, at least, she's no longer in…

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