Archive for the ‘Press release’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

“Comrade” Lee Kuan Yew and much of the old guard resign from the PAP CEC.  PAP: At today’s meeting, the PAP CEC accepted the resignation of six of its members who proposed to step down to facilitate leadership renewal in the party. They are: Mr Lee Kuan Yew Mr Goh Chok Tong Mr Lim Boon […]

Lee Kuan Yew isn’t retired just yet.  ST: THE Prime Minister has decided that the Government will continue to provide staff support to Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong. Both men, who stepped down from the Cabinet in May, continue to make significant contributions to Singapore, especially internationally, the Prime Minister’s Office […]

Facing yet another defeat in Singapore courts, Dow Jones finally gives up its appeal in the FEER defamation case, cuts its losses and agrees to pay damages.  Asia Sentinel, including Dow Jones’ own statement: Dow Jones Corporation, the owner of the soon-to- be-defunct Far Eastern Economic Review, has capitulated and agreed to pay US$175,000 in […]

On the road again.  Prime Minister’s Office: Mr Lee Kuan Yew will visit the UK from Sep 13-17, the Republic of Armenia from Sep 17-19 and the Russian Federation from Sep 19-23. In London, he will meet David Miliband (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Jack Straw (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for […]

Not much Lee Kuan Yew news lately, but here’s a press release on a meeting.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, who is here on an official visit, paid a courtesy call on Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew today. During the meeting, they affirmed the strong bilateral ties between Singapore […]

It took half a year, but as previously announced, Dow Jones has now appealed the ruling against FEER for defaming the Lees.  AFP: Peter Low, a lawyer for the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER), argued there was nothing in the article, published in 2006, that defamed the Lees. The Lees had sued editor Hugo Restall […]