Lee Kuan Yew remains sedated, on mechanical ventilation at SGH ICU: PMO
SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Kuan Yew - Singapores first Prime Minister and former Minister Mentor - is still warded in the Intensive Care Unit at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) announced in a media release on Thursday .
Singapores Support of Myanmar Is Not Wrong
To the Editor: An Oct. 23 letter from the president and the secretary of the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom used the word bigoted in reference to a William Safire column criticizing the Nixon centers decision to honor Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. Mr. Safire was a political associate and adviser to our father for more than 30 years and became a lasting friend of the family. We can say without qualification that there is not a bigoted bone in Mr. Safires body, only a relentless conscience and uncompromising search for the truth. TRICIA NIXON COX JULIE NIXON EISENHOWER New York, Nov. 19, 1996. Letter from Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower disputes October 23 letter from secretary of Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom which accused columnist William Safire of being bigoted for criticizing centers decision to honor Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore (S)
Image of Asia: Singapores Lee Meets Mourners for His Father
In this photo by Wong Maye-E, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to a preschool student who told him that Lees father, the late Lee Kuan Yew, has gone to heaven, during a private family wake at the Istana, or Presidential Palace. The prime minister also visited a memorial at Parliament House on Tuesday in honor of his father and the nations founder, who died Monday at age 91 after being hospitalized several weeks with pneumonia. The government has declared seven days of national mourning, and flags are flying at half-staff on state buildings. Outside the prime ministers office, mourners laid cards and flowers and lined up to sign condolence books.
Taiwan President Pays Last Respects to Singapores Lee, China Shrugs Off
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou flew to Singapore on Tuesday to pay his respects after the death of the city-states first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, a diplomatically sensitive visit given Chinas stance that Taiwan is a renegade province.
THE POLITICS OF RULING AND ROMANCE IN SINGAPORE
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has made politics interesting again in Singapore, though probably not in a way he intended. Mr. Lee, who called an election in December after staging a series of events celebrating the accomplishments of his Peoples Action Party in its 25 years in power, discovered when the ballots were counted that many voters took a different view of a quarter-century of one-party dominance. Two opposition candidates won seats, and the ruling partys majorities were cut in many constituencies. In any other country with a parliamentary system, a sweep of all but 2 seats of the 79 in the Legislature might have been thought a resounding victory, but not in Mr. Lees Singapore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend Lee Kuan Yews.
. a lion among leaders, Lee Kuan Yews life teaches valuable lessons to everyone. News of his demise is saddening. ���In this hour of bereavement, our prayers are with Mr. Lee Kuan Yews family and the people of Singapore.
Lee Kuan Yew: Visionary and icon of Asian politics | Latest.
(READ: Singapores former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew passes away). Lee was born into a wealthy Chinese family that had lived in Singapore since the 19th century. He did his schooling in Singapore before studying law in��.
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: Brother used his wits to help family
The Lee family is a little bit hot-tempered on my fathers side. Those on my mothers side are very quiet and patient. I remember when my second brother Dennis wanted to go to university in America in 1949, LKY did not approve. He was in Cambridge and .
SINGAPORE IS URGING THE EDUCATED TO MULTIPLY
Singapore is working on a new family planning program that is based on the theory that children born to scholars have a better chance of growing up to be productive citizens. Under the plan, graduates and professionals will be told to go forth and multiply; the less educated will be urged to have no more than two children. Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is supporting the program. Mr. Lee and the Deputy Prime Minister, Goh Keng Swee, say it is wrong for highly educated women to remain single, potentially robbing the nation of a talented generation vital to maintaining the island nations prosperity.
Lee Kuan Yew mourned at wake
March 24, 2015 7:31 AM EDT - Family and friends attended a private wake for Singapores first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 24 at the official presidential residence, one day after the announcement of his death. (Reuters) .
PM condoles death of Lee Kuan Yew
���A far-sighted statesman and a lion among leaders, Mr Lee Kuan Yews life teaches valuable lessons to everyone. News of his demise is saddening,��� he said in a statement. ���In this hour of bereavement, our prayers are with Mr. Lee Kuan Yews family and.
The Lee Kuan Yew I remember: Lee Wei Ling: My father was a workaholic
In my family, I am most like my father in temperament, and when you have two strong-willed people in one house, it can get difficult to control. Occasionally, we would get into fights when neither of us would back down. In 2002, one such disagreement.
How Lee Kuan Yew made Singapore strong: Family values
By his ninth decade, Lee Kuan Yew, prime minister of Singapore from 1959 until 1990, had seemingly done it all. Lee, who died on March 23 at 91, survived Japanese occupation during World War II. Against all odds, he brought Singapore out from under the .
Obituaries ��� Malcolm Fraser AC, CH, GCL, Lee Kuan Yew.
Mr Fraser was also an advocate for multiculturalism in Australia and for indigenous and human rights, overseeing the establishment of the Family Court of Australia and the National Aboriginal Conference, instituting the position of a federal ombudsman, and passing the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act.. I move, That this House express its sadness at the passing yesterday of Singapores first Prime Minister, the Hon Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH, aged 91.
Singapore PM: Lee Kuan Yews condition has worsened
According to Singapores The Straits Times, the elder Lee was first admitted for pneumonia. Well-wishers have flooded the comment section of the Facebook post. ���Our prayers for Mr Lee Kuan Yew and the family,��� said one Jessica Chan. ���Thanks PMO for .
TOC: Condolences on the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The Online Citizen would like to offer our condolences to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his family on the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. We are all sons of fathers and grandfathers, and your loss is felt no less among us.
Lee Kuan Yews condition remains largely unchanged: PMO
In the month since Mr Lee Kuan Yew was admitted to hospital, so many people and groups have sent him good wishes. On behalf of my father, I thank you all. My family and I are deeply touched by your encouragement, support and prayers, said the Prime .
lee kuan yews casket decorated with hundreds of orchids.
Thousands of people had queued up outside the Istana to see the hearse bring Mr Lee Kuan Yews body onto the premise. The private wake will be held until Tuesday evening and friends and family of Mr Lee Kuan Yew will��.
Singapores First Premier Lee Kuan Yews Health Deteriorates Further, Remains.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further, the statement, posted on the Facebook page of his son Lee Hsien Loong, read, without giving further details. An earlier statement on Tuesday had said that his condition.
Essay; Danger: Chinese Tinderbox
Singapores dictator, Lee Kuan Yew a friend and sometime adviser to Chinas leaders -- told reporters in Europe recently that he saw a tinderbox quality in the dissatisfaction rampant in Chinas coastal cities. Income disparities have caused a large part of the population to feel dispossessed, noted Lee, and that is a society which for 40 years had it drummed into their heads that disparities are wicked and evil.. William Safire Op-Ed column on his interview with Singapores dictator Lee Kuan Yew on Chinas repression of dissidents; Lee says Chinese leaders are most worried about corrrosive effect of graft and the revulsion that it evokes in people; says ending repression must be a gradual process because too rapid a chance would risk internal unrest and might abort the whole process (M)
Shaken Prime Minister; Lee Kuan Yew
RECENTLY Singapores Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, found himself fiat on his back in a four-foot-deep drainage ditch, pushed in by a burly political opponent.. comment on Lee Kuan Yew role
PMO: Lee Kuan Yew remains in critical condition and.
. Community �� Lifestyle �� About Us. Nursultan Nazarbayev and Lee Kuan Yew. The Prime Ministers Office has just released this statement on Mr Lee Kuan Yews condition:. Our prayers are with Mr Lee and his family.
A Middle Ground Perspective on Lee Kuan Yews death.
. nor by portraying him as some kind of evil person responsible for all the problems we have today. Ending off, I wish LKY a peaceful and painless passing and strength to his family members to get past these difficult times.
Obama Praises Singapores Remarkable Leader as a.
WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) ��� President Barack Obama is paying tribute to modern Singapores founding leader, calling him a giant of history as well as one of the great strategists of Asian affairs. Lee Kuan Yew��.
Amnesty International: The Death of Lee Kuan Yew | The.
On the passing on Singapores former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, Rupert Abbott, Amnesty Internationals Research Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: ���Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the family of Lee��.
Former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in.
Local and international media went into a frenzy after PMO released a statement on Wednesday, saying that ���Mr Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further.��� and gathered at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) where Mr Lee Kuan Yew is said to be. I hope the family would pay for the cost of building such a platform, should it be built. Realistically I dont think all taxpayers are willing to fund the construction. Certainly dont ask the��.
Harry Lees Slur
The dictator of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew long known to his American business admirers as Harry Lee -- has just fallen on his face in a way that heartens freedom-lovers everywhere. For decades, Lee has used a corrupt judiciary to repress political opposition to his rule. His lap-dog judges impose crippling libel judgments to silence press criticism of their master.. William Safire Op-Ed column reports that Singapores dictator Lee Kuan Yew has fallen on his face in way that heartens freedom-lovers, insulting neighboring Malaysia after political opponent of his fled there to avoid crippling libel judgment in Lees tame courts; notes that Singapores economic miracle is faltering, and Malays are taking sly advantage by pressing to replace old causeway with bridge that would permit ships to bypass Singapore; says Singapore model of economic flexibility and political repression shows what can happen on grand scale in China (S)
(Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015) Family wake until tomorrow, state funeral Sunday
The hearse carrying the body of Lee Kuan Yew arrives at Singapores Istana today. Authorities have announced that a private family wake will be held until tomorrow at Sri Temasek. And then from Wednesday, the former PMs body will lie in state at .
Singapore advertisers race to create tribute messages for.
. of Lee Kuan Yews passing. Singapore Press Holdings has sent a memo to advertisers to say that it will not accept LKY tribute ads at the request of the Lee family. CNN Lee Kuan Yew death tweet. CNN Lee Kuan Yew tweet.
Asian Exemplar Moves Toward Authoritarianism
LEAD: The Government of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, which labored for more than a quarter of a century to make this small nation a model for the developing world, is responding to stirrings of opposition by creating a climate of fear through increasing use of surveillance and detention without trial.
LEAD: CHOP, SAID THE CHINESE BUSINESSMAN SITTING next to me in the train in Singapore, chop, chop, chop! His right arm, fingers stretched, crashed down on his armrest. When the Japanese were here, there was discipline. We were afraid. If you were bad, they cut your head off. He illustrated his point with another crashing chop.
In photos: Mr Lee Kuan Yews private family wake
SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away on Monday (Mar 23). At the private family wake held at Sri Temasek on Monday, family and friends came to pay their last respects. Mr Lees body will be moved by gun carriage on Wednesday to Parliament .
Lee Kuan Yews Legacy Seen in Vibrant, Controlled Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew, a towering figure in post-colonial Asia, oversaw tiny Singapores transformation from British tropical outpost to an affluent, global city in just over a generation, setting the example for developing economies from China to Dubai.
Making an Exception in Singapore
Singapores behind-the-scenes ruler, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, has proclaimed a curious double standard for probity in his country. It is fine for him and his family to accept deep discounts on luxury housing and other favors from businessmen. But the rest of the society must not allow itself even a hint of unseemly conduct. In a world where business corruption and payoffs to government officials are common, Singapore has earned a reputation for financial rectitude. Its strict laws and generous salaries for ministers and civil servants have kept it clean and helped it attain an enviable per-capita income of nearly $25,000.
Spore Press Holdings rejects tribute ads to Lee Kuan Yew.
Marketing Interactive reported on March 20, 2015, that Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will not be accepting advertisements that pay tribute to Lee Kuan Yew at the request of his family. SPH conveyed the message via email��.
Singapores Leader; Lee Kuan Yew
FOR Lee Kuan Yew, Singapores Prime Minister, chess -- a favorite pastime -- is an extension of the political life. It requires the ability to plan ahead.. Career; illus
WESTERN INFLUENCE WORRIES SINGAPORE CHIEF
LEAD: Lee Kuan Yew is the only Prime Minister the people of independent Singapore have ever known. And so its 2.5 million citizens - an ethnic mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European - have grown accustomed to Mr. Lees propensity for poking into all corners of their lives. He is at it again. With Singapore reaching the living standards of Western Europe, the Prime Minister, who was educated in Britain, is concerned that the country is losing some of its
Picture essay: Private wake at the Istana for Mr Lee Kuan Yew
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 .
Bloomberg News Apologizes To Top Singapore Officials
As an entrepreneur-turned-politician, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has taken pains to avoid being accused of conflicts of interest in the way he runs New York City. Now, the company that made him a billionaire is in trouble for accusing this city-states politicians of conflicts of interest in the way they run business. Over the weekend, the news and financial information company Bloomberg L.P. issued a public apology and agreed to pay damages and legal costs to three top Singapore leaders for publishing what it admitted were defamatory statements about the appointment of the daughter-in-law of the former prime minister as head of a powerful government investment arm, Temasek Holdings. The offending remarks appeared in a column Bloomberg published earlier this month on its subscription-based information service and on its Web site. The column, by Patrick Smith, was about the role of Singapores government in the countrys biggest companies.. Bloomberg LP issues public apology and agrees to pay damages and legal costs to three top Singapore leaders for publishing what it admits were defamatory statements about appointment of Ho Ching, daughter-in-law of former Prime Min Lee Kuan Yew as head of powerful government investment arm Temasek Holdings; offending remarks appeared in column Bloomberg published in early August on its subscription-based information service and on its Web site; column, by Patrick Smith, was about role of Singapores government in countrys biggest companies; Ho Ching became Temaseks executive director in May; Ho is married to Deputy Prime Min Lee Hsien Loong, son of Lee; Bloomberg, in its apology, says its article implied that Prime Min Goh Chok Tong had put Lee familys interests above countrys in allowing Hos appointment, and that her husband and father-in-law are guilty of nepotism; lawyers for three men accused Bloomberg and Smith of acting maliciously; article has been removed from Bloombergs Web site and subscription service; photo (M)
More well-wishers drop off cards and gifts as Mr Lee Kuan Yews condition.
Prime Minister Lee taking a photo of cards, gifts and good wishes for his father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, at the Tanjong Pagar CC (above, with Ms Indranee Rajah). He penned a message on a banner there, which his wife signed as well. People also left flowers.
National View: David Ignatius ��� Lee Kuan Yew, the fearful visionary
Lee Kuan Yew, the man who created the modern miracle of Singapore, was one of the visionary leaders of the 20th century. But as I discovered. Lees lawyers had just threatened to sue Bloomberg News over another article about his family. I asked Lee.
Article 75 -- No Title; Lee Kuan Yew Is Singapore
LEE KUAN YEW, Prime Minister of Singapore, raised his clenched fists before eyes swollen with tears of frustration and shouted: We have a right to survive. It was Aug. 9, 1965, and Singapore, predominantly Chinese, had just been cast out of the two-year-old Federation of Malaysia by distrustful Malayan leaders.. Lee views on Far Eastern problems noted
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)
Xi Jinping calls Lee Kuan Yew an old friend to China in tribute
President Xi Jinping called Singapores first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew an old friend of the Chinese people after his death on Monday as condolences have poured in from leaders and citizens across the globe. The Founding Father of Singapore passed. Xi said Lee was ���widely respected by the international community as a strategist and a statesman, and offered his sincere condolences to his family, according to SCMP. Hong Lei, a spokesman for Chinas��.
Lee Kuan Yew, the aging dictator of Singapore, saw a way to make himself the ethnic hero of Asia by posing as the upholder of law and order against the decadence of the West. His method was to provoke and ultimately humiliate the President of the United States by brutalizing and then torturing one of our citizens. Forget the fascist city-states propaganda line about equal treatment of Asians and whites: as William Branigan of The Washington Post has written from the scene (and as the Singaporean Embassy here does not dispute), To date, no Singaporean has ever been caned for vandalizing a private car.
PM Lee Changes his Profile Picture, LKYs Condition.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew was admitted into SGH on February 5th with severe pneumonia and had been on antibiotics and on mechanical ventilation in the ICU, under the close watch of doctors. The public were kept updated on his condition by very brief press releases from the Prime Ministers Office which. His family members were also seen arriving at the hospital: PM Lees new profile picture is the most solemn picture he has uploaded before with all his previous ones��.
President Obama, First Lady offer condolences to family of Singapores Former.
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.
Wake held for Lee
Friends and family mourn the loss of Singapores founding father Lee Kuan Yew at a private wake. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
The quiet, but caring, sibling
With a father who gambled and was occasionally prone to a violent temper, a young Lee Kuan Yew grew up faster. In his early teens, as the eldest son, he was co-opted by his mother to be the de facto head of the Peranakan family. ���My three brothers.
News of Lee Kuan Yews critical condition send media.
Over the past few hours, many of our Facebook timelines, Twitter feeds, conversations and thoughts have been occupied by news surrounding Mr Lee Kuan Yew... Catholic Church: Consolation to Lee family in time of grief.
Modern Singapores Founding Father, Lee Kuan Yew, Dies at 91
Lee Kuan Yew, Singapores first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-states rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial centre.
Singapore Press Holdings to advertisers: We will not accept.
We have received many queries with regards to advertisements containing tributes or references to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. We wish to inform all that at the request of the family, SPH will not be accepting all such advertisements.