Posts Tagged ‘kwa geok choo’

Guest essay at Yawning Bread: The internet and slow political liberalisation in Singapore has changed many things, mostly for the better. But now and then, one still sees little propaganda exercises and I think…aww, how sweet, how very nostalgic. Recently, these exercises have come about in the form of a curious sort of state orchestrated […]


Lee Kuan Yew at his wife’s funeral. Today: One by one, family members placed pink carnations beside her body and said their final goodbyes. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who earlier described his grief at his wife’s death as beyond words, then placed a large, red rose beside his wife’s body. He edged closer, paused […]


Full text at AsiaOne: I brought her home on July 3, 2008. The doctors expected her to last a few weeks. She lived till October 2, 2 years and 3 months. She remained lucid. They gave time for me and my children to come to terms with the inevitable. In the final few months, her […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Brief mention in Reuters about the health of Kwa Geok Choo, Lee Kuan Yew’s wife. Lee said his wife Kwa Geok Choo, 87, is in stable condition after suffering two recent strokes. “My wife has been weakened after two strokes in May and in June. She is stable at present,” he said.


As Lee Kuan Yew’s uncharacteristic absence from the public eye continues, his wife Kwa Geok Choo suffers a massive brain hemorrhage (her third) and the end looks near.  This time, the statement was issued with only a day’s delay, but as usual it’s not available to the public. MM Lee’s wife critically ill MRS Lee […]


Prime Minister’s Office via CNA. This statement, too, has not been made public on the PMO website. Mrs Lee Kuan Yew making steady progress after surgery A statement from Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s office said that Mrs Lee is currently making slow but steady progress after undergoing surgery on May 17. It added that […]


Lee Kuan Yew will be speaking at the 14th International Conference on “The Future of Asia” in Tokyo, Japan on May 23rd, in a “Dialogue” with former LDP Secretary-General Hidenao Nakagawa. The event is not open to the public. Update: Lee cancelled his appearance with less than a day’s notice. No reason for the cancellation […]



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