Lee Kuan Yew bids farewell to brother
Lee Kuan Yew’s brother Freddy, who pulled off the uncommon trick of being invited to partner in a stockbroking firm after 18 years in the police force and retired into a life of luxury, has died. AsiaOne:
Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said goodbye to his younger brother, Freddy Lee Thiam Yew, at his family home at Coronation Road West on Friday.
Mr Freddy Lee died of cancer on Thursday evening. He was 85.
The former chairman of Vickers Ballas, one of Singapore’s most prominent stockbroking firms, leaves behind his wife Eleanor Ngo Puay Chin and four children: Edmund, Tina, Jeffrey and Selena.
Mr Freddy Lee is the second youngest brother of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who has three brothers and one sister.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew told reporters at the wake: “There were five of us in the family, four boys and one girl, and now two boys have gone. I’m left behind with my youngest brother and my sister Monica. We were a close family and Fred was especially active. But that’s life.” …
Mr Lee was a teacher for three years before he joined the police force in 1950. He stayed there for 18 years.
In 1970, he became a partner of stockbroking firm J. Ballas and Co, the predecessor of Vickers Ballas. He stepped down as chairman in 2000 before its merger with DBS Securities in 2001.
After retirement Mr Lee spent his days playing golf and breeding and training race horses. He once owned a horse farm in New Zealand.
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