Posts Tagged ‘health’

Back from the hospital, Lee is trotted out for the media.  Straits Times: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew attended an annual Chinese New Year party for grassroots leaders at the Istana on Sunday evening. The Chinese New Year garden party was hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Cabinet ministers. It was the […]


Lee Kuan Yew is in the hospital again.  As ever, Singapore’s mainstream media are relentlessly upbeat about his “recovery”.  Yahoo: Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering in hospital after suffering from an infection, the government said on Tuesday. Lee, 90, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Sunday after suffering from a […]


A Malaysian newspaper offers the kind of commentary you’d never see in Singapore’s state press.  The Star: With the coming election tipped to swing against his governing party, the founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew, who is 87, has signalled his intention to continue in office. Speaking with a slight slur and looking his age, Lee […]


Lee Kuan Yew’s first public appearance since his wife’s death.  CNA: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew arrived at the wake of his wife Kwa Geok Choo at Sri Temasek, the official residence of the Prime Minister and located within the Istana grounds, on Monday evening. Mr Lee had over the past month been sharing how […]


How is Lee Kuan Yew doing after his wife’s death?  AFP dares to ask, but has no answers: Singaporeans paid tribute on Monday to the late wife of founding leader Lee Kuan Yew amid growing concern over the elder statesman’s own health. … Lee, a fitness buff who turned 87 on September 16, has not […]


Lee Kuan Yew’s wife Kwa Geok Choo has died.  Channel NewsAsia: Madam Kwa Geok Choo – the wife of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, and mother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has died on Saturday. Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, age 89, passed away peacefully at home at 5.40 pm. A statement from the Prime […]


Today: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew met Mr Giovanni Bisignani, director-general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, on Friday at the Singapore General Hospital. Mr Lee’s press secretary said the two men discussed key developments in the aviation industry. SGH doctors admitted Mr Lee for treatment of a chest infection on Wednesday.


And the story keeps changing: routine checkup, physiotherapy for fall, or now a chest infection?  Straits Times: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew was admitted to the Singapore General Hospital on Wednesday for treatment of a chest infection. Madam Yeong Yoon Ying, his press secretary, said in a statement on Wednesday night that Mr Lee planned […]


The New York Times interviews Lee Kuan Yew: “SO, when is the last leaf falling?” asked Lee Kuan Yew, the man who made Singapore in his own stern and unsentimental image, nearing his 87th birthday and contemplating age, infirmity and loss. “I can feel the gradual decline of energy and vitality,” said Mr. Lee, whose […]


A rumour is doing the rounds that Lee Kuan Yew suffered a “massive” heart attack late on Friday, March 5 and is presently hospitalized at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Cardiac Unit of the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Singapore Dissident: Singapore strongman 87 year old Lee Kuan Yew suffers massive heart attack The […]



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