Posts Tagged ‘health’

Lee Kuan Yew is dead.  PMO: The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am. He was 91. Arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral proceedings […]

The Prime Minister’s Office continues to set new press release shortness records: Mr Lee Kuan Yew has weakened further today.  

The end is near.  CNN: The health of Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who has been in hospital with pneumonia since February 5, has deteriorated further, the government said Wednesday. The Prime Minister’s Office had said Tuesday that Lee, 91, who is on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of Singapore General […]

CNA:  Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s condition remains largely unchanged since the previous update on Saturday, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement on Friday (Mar 6). His doctors are continuing to monitor his condition, the statement added. In a Feb 28 statement, the PMO said: “He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation in […]

CNA sets off unintentional waves in cyberspace, no followup yet from the MSM.  Malaysia Chronicle: A new picture of Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who is now 90 years old, has drawn concern from people on Singapore’s internet space. Recently, state broadcaster Channel NewsAsia tweeted this photo of former Singapore prime minister Lee […]

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 […]


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