Good Samaritans: Businesses offer free drinks to those in Lee Kuan Yew queue
SINGAPORE: As queues to Parliament House, where the body of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew is lying in state, continue to grow, some eateries along the way are putting business interests aside to offer liquid respite for those waiting in the hot, humid weather.
Information on the state funeral of former Prime Minister Lee.
The government has announced that Lee Kuan Yews body will lie in state at Parliament House from 25 March 25 (Wednesday) to March 28 (Saturday), for the public to pay their respects. Below are the details: Address: 1��.
Mr Lee Kuan Yews last trip to Parliament
The casket of Singapores founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, will be moved from the Istana to Parliament House this morning for the start of four days of lying in state, with thousands expected to pay their respects to the former prime minister. In the.
Bus stops skipped due to road closures for the state funeral of late Mr Lee.
. temporarily diverted to travel on alternative routes due to road closures for the State Funeral of the Late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The affected bus services will skip bus stops along Coleman Street, Connaught Drive, Fullerton Road and Parliament Place.
Singapores Lee Kuan Yew, a true giant of history, dies.
Speaking in 2011, Singapores founding father and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew talks about his legacy. Kevin Rawlinson and Kirsten Han in Singapore. Sunday 22 March 2015 23.48 EDT Last modified. To many Singaporeans, and indeed others too, Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore,��� he said. Lee Hsien Loong said that his father would lie in state from 25-28 March at Parliament House so the public could pay their respects, with the funeral on 29 March. He has��.
Singapore Votes Today In Test for Ruling Party
LEAD: Voters in Singapore are scheduled to elect a new Parliament Saturday in a test of the continuing grip of the ruling party as the properous city-state moves toward a new generation of leadership.
Singapore prepares for life after founding father Lee Kuan Yew
Singapores founding father Lee Kuan Yew is critically ill in hospital, and the island state he led for three decades is preparing for life without the domineering politician who guided it to independence and prosperity. 91-year-old Lee, Singapores.
Lying in state now open 24 hours until Saturday, 8pm
Mr Lees body is lying in state after being brought from Sri Temasek to Parliament House at 10am. Large crowds had witnessed the procession that started at 9am. A statement on the Remembering Lee Kuan Yew website has advised members of the public to .
How Tyranny Creeps
LEAD: When American reporters and editors talk about freedom of the press, some people react skeptically. The press is self-important, they say. It exalts its own freedom above others. At the slightest inconvenience it cries out that the First Amendment is falling.
MRT Services to Run 24 hours Today So LKY Mourners can.
All MRT services will be running 24 hours a day over tonight so that Singaporeans can travel to and from Parliament House to pay their respects to Lee Kuan Yew. The announcement comes just a short while after it was��.
Lee Kuan Yews body to lie in state in Parliament House
The body of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will be transferred from the presidential palace to Parliament House on Wednesday, March 25 where it will lie in state for ordinary people to pay their respects.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew : Lying in State @ Parliament House (25.
Thousands lined along both sides of the gun procession route on Wednesday morning (Mar 25) to catch a glimpse of Mr Lee Kuan Yews casket as it was being transported on a gun carriage to Parliament House, It proceeded��.
PAP Ministers tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew draws flak online.
In a Facebook post, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck dedicated a workout he just completed to former Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, which he created and named ���LKY91���, as a tribute to the elderly statesman who passed away on Monday, 23 March. tsllky The contentious Facebook post that. Arghhh.I began to miss those good old years before we even heard of the word GRC where monkeys can be brought into parliament like this one.
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.
Lee Kuan Yew is gone. Where does Singapore go now.
Lee Kuan Yew is gone. Where does Singapore go now? In death, his reputation, choices and contributions are amplified, making it harder to see the man behind the icon, says a Singaporean. People paying tribute to Lee Kuan Yew at a community centre in Singapore. Photograph: Suhaimi. We were just cheeky girls messing with a longsuffering teacher, but the truth was we didnt really know who the ministers or members of parliament were. Lee Kuan Yew was the��.
Family, friends and old colleagues gather at the Istana to share memories of.
As they gathered to pay their respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, retired politicians reminisced about what it had been like to work with Singapores founding father. Several. Today, his body will be taken to Parliament House, where it will lie in state.
Ruling Party Sweeps to Victory in Singapore
LEAD: The ruling party won a sweeping victory today in a parliamentary election that was described here as a vote of confidence in a new generation of leaders.
Singapores founding father Lee Kuan Yew critically ill
Singapore: When his ruling party won all but two of the 84 seats up for grabs in parliamentary elections nine years ago, Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, declared: Please do not assume that you can change governments. Young people dont .
Singapore’s Founder Quits Cabinet
The nation’s 87-year-old founding father resigned after his party’s worst showing in an election since independence.
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.
Singapores Reds Seen Curbed In Vote to Join Pro-West Malaya; Electorate, Mostly Chinese, Backed Merger Despite Appeals by Leftists
SINGAPORE, Sept. 2 Chinese Communist influence in this strategic seaport city, long a turbulent Leftist bridgehead in the former British territories of Southeast Asia, apparently has suffered a severe setback. It came in the heavy referendum vote here to join the proWestern Federation of Malaya.. vote seen major defeat for Leftists who refuse to accept outcome; merger terms detailed
Singapores founding PM Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91 | CCTV.
Those who wish to pay their last respects at Parliament House can do so from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Wednesday to Saturday, the PMO said. A State Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement that he is ���deeply saddened by the death of H.E. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore. He offers his condolences to the family of the former Prime Minister, the��.
Florist gives away roses, gerberas in honour of Lee Kuan Yew
A black bucket sat outside the shop, Artisan De Fleurs, with a sign inviting all and sundry to Please help yourself to a stalk for free if you are going to pay respects to our beloved Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The white gerbera daisies are usually sold for $2.
Singapore Plan for Vote Change Stirs Dispute
LEAD: The Government of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, asserting that British-style parliamentary democracy is not adequate for the countrys long-term needs, is proposing a new electoral system in which voters in some constituencies will choose teams of legislators rather than single candidates.
(Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015) Thousands hail beloved figure.
Singaporeans wept on the streets as they gathered in their thousands to pay respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, whose flag-draped coffin was transported in a gun carriage to parliament for public viewing. The coffin��.
SINGAPOREAN CITES SIREN SONG OF TV
LEAD: On the day that The Asian Wall Street Journal decided to stop circulation in Singapore because of press restrictions, Singapores Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, blamed television reporting for the deaths near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew gave me courage to go on, Tampines resident says
Holding back tears, the 77-year-old then laid a bouquet of lilies on the table in front of Mr Lee Kuan Yews portrait. Madam Koh was was one of the thousands of Tampines residents who had waited in line on Tuesday at the Tampines Community Plaza - some .
Singapore sorrow - Seaga mourns death of friend, Lee.
Days after Andrew Holness, the leader of the Opposition, used the floor of Parliament to contrast the economic fortunes of Jamaica and Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, the man who transformed the latter from a small port city into��.
Emotional scenes as Singapore pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew
Singapore (AFP) - Singaporeans wept on the streets and queued in their thousands Wednesday to pay tribute to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew as his flag-draped coffin was transported on a gun carriage to parliament for��.
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.
Singapores Goalkeeper Fends Off Democracy
LEAD: MY colleagues and I are well versed in theory and also in practice and we know what can work and what cannot, said Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the man who almost singlehandedly has made Singapore a showcase of third-world development. What Mr. Lee believes cannot work for his small, ethnically divided country is an
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.
Singapore Officials Employed Damage Control
To the Editor: In his June 12 letter, the acting press secretary to Singapores Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, answering your June 6 editorial, contends that it was the Lees themselves who disclosed the deep discounts on luxury housing and other favors from businessmen received by them in their purchases of luxury apartments.
Threat of Partition Raised in Malaysia Dispute; Singapores Leader Warns on Domination by Malays
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 1 -- Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore, suggested today that Malaysia be partitioned if the countrys Malay leaders did not accept what he called a Malaysian Malaysia.. Pors
Live Blog: Special Parliamentary session for Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Mr Wong recalls his friends from abroad telling him they wsihed they had a Lee Kuan Yew. He adds that leaders of larger and more powerful countries showed great respect and admiration for Mr Lee, and treated him as an equal. It made me very proud.
Thousands of Singaporeans take to the streets to mourn Lee Kuan Yew
Reuters/Reuters - People queue to pay their respects to the late Singapore former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, lying in state at the Parliament House in Singapore March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su .
lee kuan yews casket decorated with hundreds of orchids.
The body of Lee Kuan Yew arrived at Sri Temsek at the Istana today for the private wake following his death in the early hours of this morning. Thousands of people had queued up outside the Istana to see the hearse bring Mr Lee Kuan Yews body onto the. His casket was arranged with hundreds of orchid flowers and put in a simple room on the ground floor. After that, Mr Lees body will be moved to Parliament house and it will be open to visits from the public.
VOTERS IN SINGAPORE GIVE PARTY IN POWER A SWEEPING VICTORY
The Peoples Action Party of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections today. Mr. Lees party emerged with all but 2 of the 79 seats in Parliament. That was an improvement for opposition candidates. In the last four general elections, in 1980, 1976, 1972 and 1968, the Peoples Action Party won all the seats at stake.
Where you can pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew
The body of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday (March 25) to Saturday from 10am to 8pm for members of the public to pay their last respects. Some lanes and roads around Parliament House will be closed from .
Public can pay respects at Parliament House soon
Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yews body will lie in state at Parliament House from tomorrow to Saturday for the public to pay their last respects. They can do so from 10am to 8pm daily during that time. A state funeral service for Mr Lee will be held.
Thousands Pay Respects As Singapores Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew Lies.
SINGAPORE (AP) ��� Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yews coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the presidential palace to Parliament, where thousands waited for hours to pay respects to the city-states .
FROM THIRD WORLD TO FIRST The Singapore Story: 1965-2000. By Lee Kuan Yew. Illustrated. 729 pp. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. $35.. Nicholas D Kristof reviews book From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000 by Lee Kuan Yew (M)
Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
. lie in state at parliament. A state funeral is set for Sunday. The government set up condolence boards at Parliament House and Istana and a website called Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, where people can leave messages.
Singapore Asks Removal of U.S. Envoy
LEAD: The Government of Singapore today accused an American diplomat of interfering in its domestic affairs and asked Washington to withdraw the envoy.
Special Parliament sitting for Lee Kuan Yew tribute on March 26
SINGAPORE- A special Parliament sitting will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 4pm as a tribute to Singapores Founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Admission to the Parliament tribute will be for invited guests only. There will be live coverage of.
Casket of Singapores first PM is moved to Parliament House
The casket of Singapores late leader Lee Kuan Yew is moved to Parliament House on a gun carriage as thousands line the streets to pay respects. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Singapore Faces Life Without Lee
For most Singaporeans, a government without Lee Kuan Yew at the helm or very near it seemed inconceivable. That break will now come sooner than expected.
Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, dies.
A man bows as he pays his respects to late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at Tanjong Pagar community club, in the constituency which Lee represented as Member of Parliament since 1955, in Singapore March 23,��.
Essay; The Dictator Speaks
In blurbing the memoirs of the dictator of Singapore, President George Bush gushed: Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew is one of the brightest, ablest men I have ever met. Baroness Thatcher: He was never wrong. Henry Kissinger: One of the seminal figures of Asia. Despite this adulation, a vituperative right-wing calumniator regularly denounces Lee for using lapdog judges to silence internal opposition and intimidate journalists.. William Safire Op-ed column, entitled The Dictator Speaks, on interview with Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew, who vigorously defends his refusal to tolerate dissent (S)
Singapore mourns founding premier Lee Kuan Yew.
Singapore ��� The Government of Singapore said it commenced a seven-day of national mourning on Monday to mark the death of its first premier and dominant statesman, Lee Kuan Yew. This is contained in a statement issued by the Office of. The statement also said stands had been erected on pavements for mourners to leave condolence cards, while flags were flown at half-mast above the parliament building. The statement said a private family wake was��.
(Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015) Parliament to pay tribute.
(Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015) Parliament to pay tribute Thursday (03-23 16:40) Singapores Parliament will convene a special sitting on Thursday at 4pm to pay tribute to the late Lee Kuan Yew. The special sitting will be for invited guests only.
Special Parliamentary Sitting on Lee Kuan Yew to be broadcast live
SINGAPORE: MediaCorp will broadcast A Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew - Parliament Special live on Channel NewsAsia on Thursday (Mar 26) at 4pm. The programme will show the proceedings of a special Parliamentary Sitting devoted to the late Mr Lee Kuan .