Posts Tagged ‘lee kuan yew’

Lee Kuan Yew apparently remains alive, barely.  ST: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew remains warded in the Intensive Care Unit at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Thursday morning. Mr Lee is still sedated and on mechanical ventilation, the statement said. It added that […]


Wall Street Journal: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has been hospitalized since early this month with severe pneumonia and remains in intensive care, though his condition has stabilized, a statement from the Prime Minister’s office said Saturday. Mr. Lee, 91, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb. 5 and is breathing with the […]


Lee Kuan Yew makes a brief but silent appearance on video, standing unassisted and placing a hand on a globe. CNA: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew joined Tanjong Pagar and Radin Mas residents for the annual Tree Planting Day on Sunday (Nov 2). It was Mr Lee who started the tree planting campaign in […]


Lee Kuan Yew visits an exhibition largely about himself.  ST: Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew paid a visit on Wednesday to The Battle For Merger exhibition at the National Library, which showcases 12 radio talks he gave in 1961 to convince Singaporeans of the need for merger with Malaya. During his visit, Mr Lee […]


Lee Kuan Yew turns 91.  ST: Sticking to his routine, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew spent part of his 91st birthday yesterday having his usual Chinese lessons. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong wrote about it on his Facebook page, saying he had gone to Mr Lee’s office to wish him “Happy Birthday”. Mr Lee […]


Lee Kuan Yew makes an appearance, but no speeches or even words this year.  ST: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew continued his unbroken record of attending every single national day dinner in his Tanjong Pagar constituency on Wednesday night. Mr Lee, 90, was warmly greeted with a long round of loud applause and cheers […]


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 […]


Lee wades into muddy waters.  Forbes: A rising China is seeking to assert its sea-boundary claims. It is naive to believe that a strong China will accept the conventional definition of what parts of the sea around it are under its jurisdiction. This should come as no surprise, but it has been uncomfortable for some […]


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 is still in hospital, but the Straits Times is thinking happier thoughts.  Via The Star: Two separate musicals about former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew are in the works and are expected to be staged next year, in time for Singapore’s 50th anniversary. For one of them, new Singapore theatre company Metropolitan Productions has […]



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