Singapores founding father, dies at 91 | WREG.com
(CNN)���Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore, died early Monday morning, according to a statement released by the office of Singapores current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He was 91. Lee passed��.
Singapores New Prime Minister Goes With the Tried and True
Two days before his swearing-in as Singapores prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong announced his cabinet on Tuesday. The long-awaited lineup includes his father, Lee Kwan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, in the new position of minister mentor, and his predecessor, Goh Chok Tong, as senior minister. By incorporating the two political elders, and fashioning a team of familiar faces by switching a few seats around the cabinet table, Mr. Lee, 52, signaled that he was not undertaking significant changes that might rock the boat of Singapore.. Lee Hsien, set to become Singapores prime minister, announces cabinet that includes his father, Lee Kwan Yew, in new post of minister mentor and predecessor, Goh Chok Tong, as senior minister; Lee signals with cabinet of familar faces that he plans no significant changes that might rock nation; will remain finance minister (M)
Lee Kuan Yews condition remains unchanged: Hsien Loong
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yews condition remains largely unchanged since the last update given on March 6. The latest update was given by his son, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in a statement which he .
A full life and a good death | Bertha Harian
Even so, for my father, the jury was still out. I wonder what he would have made of Mr Lee Hsien Loong, earlier known as BG Lee ��� or seed of Lee to those who know Malay. But he didnt live to see the changeover. Mr Lee, 91��.
PM Lee Hsien Loong glad to be back at work
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is glad to be fully back at work following surgery to remove his prostate gland more than two weeks ago, as part of treatment for cancer. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Mar 3), he thanked his.
Singapores Lee Kuan Yew Remains Critically Ill in Intensive Care
Singapores first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime ministers office said on Thursday.
Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father and First Premier of Singapore, Dies at 91
As prime minister for 31 years, Mr. Lee transformed the tiny island outpost into a modern, affluent city-state admired for its efficiency and low level of corruption.
LEE HSIEN LOONG is Not Entitled to Sue Me as Prime Minister.
(1) I have made an application to set aside the summary judgment for my defamation case. Mr Lee Hsien Loong has sued me for defamation but he is not entitled as the Prime Minister of Singapore and Chairman of GIC to do��.
Singapore is rich, but hardly ever envied. Outsiders have long viewed the gleaming city-state that attained its independence in 1965 as a tidy but soulless place, the nanny state that famously banned chewing gum. The good news is that the new prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, son of the longtime ruler Lee Kwan Yew, seems to realize that Singapore needs to loosen up. At his swearing-in ceremony earlier this month, he said what not long ago would have sounded like heresy in a nation where the bottom line is the bottom line: Prosperity is not our only goal, nor is economic growth an end in itself. Mr. Lee followed up last week with a more detailed speech in which he announced a long overdue relaxation of some restrictions on freedoms of speech and assembly. Thats a start, but younger Singaporeans will expect Mr. Lee to be far more aggressive. It is not clear that he can deliver. Earlier this year, Mr. Lee told the Harvard Club of Singapore that not all policies are amenable to public consultation, and went on to include foreign policy and taxes as examples of things best discussed in private. Equally troubling, Mr. Lees notoriously authoritarian father still lurks in the background, with the title of minister mentor.. Editorial says Singapores vaunted prosperity will very likely suffer if its new prime minister Lee Hsien Loong takes only half-steps toward more tolerant and democratic society
Sultan of Johor pays visit to PM Lee Hsien Loong
SINGAPORE - The Sultan of Johor and his family visited Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday, Mr Lee said. Was honoured to host the Sultan of Johor and his family to tea yesterday, Mr Lee posted on Facebook on Friday. Appreciate their.
Singapore tries to imagine a future without its founder, Lee Kuan Yew
For one, people here are facing the prospect of a Singapore without Lee. Now 91, the elder statesman was hospitalized with pneumonia at the beginning of February and placed on a ventilator. The office of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ��� Lees eldest.
Singapore Journal;Good Life Guide: To 5 Cs, Like Cash, Add Clout
Lets grow up! scolded Singapores leader, Lee Kuan Yew, lecturing his countrymen on what he called the facts of life in an unfair world. Even his tailor and his shoemaker give him discounts, he said. Even the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson hustled to provide an implant for his recent heart operation, eager for the publicity.
Mr Lee Kuan Yews body comes to rest at Istana for private family wake
SINGAPORE - The body of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has come to rest at Sri Temasek in the Istana, the official residence of the prime minister, for a private family wake which will end on Tuesday evening. Mr Lee, who died at the age of 91 on .
U.S. Imposes More Sanctions to Press Myanmar’s Rulers
The Bush administration hit a business tycoon linked to Myanmar’s military rulers with more financial sanctions on Tuesday.
PREMIERS SON GETS POST IN SINGAPORE
In one of the strongest indications so far that the son of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is being groomed for a leading role in politics - perhaps to succeed his father - the 34-year-old son was named today to the 14-member executive committee of the ruling political party. The son, Lee Hsien Loong, has enjoyed an extraordinary rise since entering politics two years ago. He is already Acting Minister of Trade and Industry, and he recently headed a much-publicized committee inquiry of ways out of Singapores first recession in 20 years. He also heads a panel that is to draft a new party manifesto.
Prime Minister LEE HSIEN LOONG and wife Ho Ching arrive at Istana
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching arrived at the Istana early on Monday morning. Ms Ho posted on her Facebook: The rolling mist over the green field of the Istana gardens this morning also seems to be bidding their .
Lee Hsien Loong on What Singapore Can���and Cant.
In an exclusive interview with Caixin in early February, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed his expectations for Singapores future and challenges confronting the country. Lee is Singapores third prime minister and the��.
What are the speeches PM LEE HSIEN LOONG highlighted from the Budget Debate?
SINGAPORE - Three speeches during the Budget debate were highlighted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on his Facebook page as of Friday night. ���When it comes to defence, we must never let our guard down,��� Mr Lee wrote on Friday night, along with .
Singapores Lee Hsien Loong declares national mourning for Lee Kuan Yew.
Editors note: An earlier item sourced to CNN on the death of Singapores former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has been deleted from our site following reports that the statement attributed to the government there was faked. The prime ministers office.
PM LEE HSIEN LOONGs failure to submit MC on time shows.
Singaporeans from all walks of life were shocked to learn that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had forgotten to submit his medical certificates ��� after he had surgery mid-February ��� for proper accounting purposes and yet��.
Yet another 10 quotes from PM LEE HSIEN LOONG that will.
Yet another 10 quotes from PM Lee Hsien Loong that will inform your weekend. January 17, 2015. PM Lee: We are flat. The tallest mountain in Singapore is Bukit Timah so you make one small change, the sky can change. Martino Tan��.
Power and Tenacity Collide in a Singapore Courtroom
Chee Soon Juan, the most dogged critic of Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, finally confronted his accuser this week.
Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rices.
National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met yesterday with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House. Ambassador Rice and Prime Minister Lee discussed our excellent bilateral military, economic,��.
This is one of the saddest profile photos that PM has.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong changed his Facebook profile picture 30 mins (6pm) ago. It was a stark contrast to the usual jovial, smiling face. Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 6.26.30 pm��.
Singapore Prime Minister to Resign
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said today that he would step down when the economy recovered from a downturn caused by the SARS outbreak and named as his successor the eldest son of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapores founding premier. Mr. Lees son, Lee Hsien Loong, is currently deputy prime minister, finance minister and the chairman of the central bank.. Singapores Prime Min Goh Chok Tong says he will step down when economy recovers from downturn; names Deputy Prime Min Lee Hsien Loong as successor for remainder of his term (S)
Police investigate threats made on Lee Hsien Loong | The.
Lee. The Singapore Police is investigating two apparent death threats to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong which were posted online on 6 and 7 February. The police confirmed this to the media on Monday. The two posts��.
Singapore PM Lee has prostate cancer, government says.
Singapore (AFP) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to recover fully after surgery, his office.
Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of Prime.
President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House on Tuesday, April 2. The United States and Singapore have strong economic and security ties, and our strategic partnership��.
Singapore Looks to Its New Leader to Restore Old Economic Glow
On the eve of the swearing-in of the new leader, Lee Hsien Loong, the government released a gusher of good news, including an upbeat forecast that suggested Singapore would be this years fastest-growing major Asian economy after China. Under the long rule of his father, Lee Kwan Yew, when Singapore rapidly grew from being a third world backwater to first world wonder, such pre-eminence was de rigueur.. Government of Singapore releases upbeat economic forecast on eve of swearing-in of new leader Lee Hsien Loong after long rule of his father Lee Kuan Yew; reality is that Singapores economy is suffering as regional giants like China and India suck away manufacturing jobs; younger Lee promises that new freedoms introduced in past year would lead to greater change, but he is firm about how much real discussion would be tolerated (M)
Singapores New Leader Vows To Build a Vibrant Economy
Lee Hsien Loong, the elder son of the founder of modern Singapore, was sworn in as prime minister here Thursday at an outdoor ceremony attended by 1,400 people drawn from all parts of society, from the governing elite to the man on the street. It was the culmination of a week of carefully choreographed moves to inaugurate the tiny nation-states third prime minister since independence from Britain in 1965.. Lee Hsien Loong, elder son of founder of modern Singapore, is sworn in as prime minister; in departure for Singapore, where stability is prized and conformity expected, he says people should feel free to express diverse views; his administration incorporates his predecessor Goh Chok Tong, his father Lee Kwan Yew, and some cabinet ministers with new portfolios, creating government unlikely to seek significant changes (M)
PM Lee joins well-wishers at Tanjong Pagar CC, signs get-well banner
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong dropped by Tanjong Pagar Community Club (CC) on Saturday afternoon to join well-wishers leaving cards and gifts for his father, ailing former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. On a large banner saying Get well .
Readout of the Vice Presidents Meeting with Prime Minister.
The Vice President met today with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House, their third meeting since April 2013. The Vice President and the Prime Minister affirmed the importance of the strategic and��.
Lee Kuan Yews condition improving slightly: Hsien Loong
KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says his father, Lee Kuan Yew, is improving slightly and continuing with antibiotics. He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation in the ICU at the Singapore General Hospital, he said in a .
Here are some photos of Brigadier General Lee Hsien Loong
At this years Chinatown Chinese New Year light-up ceremony on Jan. 31, 2015, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (rank Brigadier General) was accompanied by his posse of important people, including Minister Chan Chun��.
PM Lee Hsien Loong grieved beyond words at Mr Lee Kuan Yews death
In an emotional speech that was broadcast live from the Istana at 8am, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid tribute to Singapores founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He says he is grieved beyond words at the death of his father, who died on Monday .
PM Lee visits his father in hospital
SINGAPORE ��� Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited his father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, in hospital this morning (Feb 21) and wished him a Happy New Year and a smooth recovery, he said in a Facebook post today. Mr Lee was unable to see his father on the .
Singapores Lee Kuan Yew Remains Critically Ill
Singapores first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew remained critically ill, the prime ministers office said on Friday.
Ex-Singapore Leader Lee Kuan Yews Health Deteriorates
The health of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, has deteriorated further and he remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime ministers office said on Wednesday.
Former Singaporean PMs health deteriorates further
The health of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew weakens further as his son and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits him in hospital. Julie Noce reports.
Ex-Singapore Leader Lee Kuan Yews Condition Worsens
The health condition of Singapores founding father and long-serving former leader Lee Kuan Yew, who has been in hospital with severe pneumonia for nearly six weeks, has worsened, the government said on Tuesday.
Singapore Police Question Student in Lee Kuan Yew Death Hoax
Singapore police said Friday they are questioning a student over an online hoax that claimed the countrys founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew had died.
Singapore Budget 2015: Jubilee Budget focuses on countrys future, says PM.
SINGAPORE - The Jubilee Budget focuses on the future by investing in Singapore and helping its citizens prepare for the changes to come, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a Facebook post on Monday night.
PM Lee Hsien Loong replies to 30 questions on his first-ever.
PM Lee Hsien Loongs live Question-And-Answer session on Facebook on Jan. 24 was from 11.45am to 12.30pm. This session was his first live Facebook chat since his personal Facebook page was set up in 2012. In the 45��.
Singapore: Nations First Prime Minister Is Hospitalized
Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, has been hospitalized for severe pneumonia, the prime minister’s office said Saturday.. Singapore’s first Prime Min Lee Kuan Yew is hospitalized for severe pneumonia.
Salaries of 13 major world leaders - Business Insider
Singapores Lee Hsien Loong earns 12 1/2 times as much as Putin at a whooping $1.7 million. Loongs salary is large enough to pay for the combined salaries of the leaders of India, Brazil, Italy, Russia, France, Turkey, Japan,��.
Online hackers threaten to shoot PM LEE HSIEN LOONG in the.
To my horror, I saw the page administrator post pictures of gun bullets and threatening the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong to find him and that he will put a bullet through his head! The admin also claim that a��.
PM Lee Hsien Loong deeply touched by good wishes and prayers for father
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is deeply touched by good wishes and prayers for his father. Mr Lee Kuan Yew, 91, has been hospitalised in the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) since Feb 5, when he was admitted for severe .
Singapore Is Trying to Halt Slippage
This city-state hears footsteps. Singapore, which raised itself up from squalor during its 36 years of independence to become a tidy outpost of prosperity far ahead of its neighbors, now sees its competitive advantage eroding.. Singapore is struggling to maintain its competitive advantage in region as investment banks move some operations to Hong Kong and manufacturers look to nations where land and labor are cheap and more plentiful and business environment is catching up to Singapores; government has convened Economic Review Committee headed by Deputy Prime Min Lee Hsien Loong to transform economy; members include government officials and broad range of corporate executives, including foreign executives; graph; photo (M)
Lee Kuan Yew s condition ���worsened due to infection���: Hsien Loong
KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time since he was hospitalised for severe pneumonia on Feb 5, former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yews condition is being reported as worsening. His son, Lee Hsien Loong, who is the current prime minister of .
World Business Briefing | Asia: Singapore: Corporate Taxes Cut
Singapore cut corporate taxes for the first time in three years to lure more international financial services and technology companies. The government will reduce the maximum tax rate payable by companies to 18 percent from 20 percent from the 2008 year of assessment, according to the second minister for finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, above. The tax on goods and services will be increased 2 percentage points, to 7 percent, from July 1 to make up for the revenue shortfall from lower collections from companies, he said. The government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong intends to attract 11.9 billion Singapore dollars ($7.7 billion) of investment in services and manufacturing industries this year to underpin growth.. Singapore cuts corporate taxes for first time in three years to lure more international financial services and technology companies; will reduce maximum tax rate payable by companies to 18 percent from 20 percent from 2008 year of assessment; tax on goods and services will be increased 2 percentage points, to 7 percent; Prime Min Lee Hsien Loong intends to attract 11.9 billion Singapore dollars ($7.7 billion) of investment in service and manufacturing industries this year to underpin growth; photo (M)
Singapore PM shares old photos of father Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has shared old photographs of his father Lee Kuan Yew online, and asked netizens to help supply information about them. The photos of the former prime minister are from the National Archives of Singapore .
An article on Tuesday about the high salaries of Singapore government officials misstated the given name of a prominent writer who suggested in an essay that comparability with the private sector should not be the only consideration in setting government salaries. She is Catherine Lim, not Carolyn.. Correction; Apr 10 article about high salaries of Singapore government officials misstated name of writer mentioned