Lee Kuan Yew
Lee Kuan Yew is considered the founding father of modern Singapore. Born Harry Lee Kuan Yew in September 1923, he governed Singapore over three decades and oversaw its separation from Malaysia, transforming it from a relatively underdeveloped British colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World" Asian Tiger. His People's Action Party won eight back-to-back electoral victories until he stepped aside in 1990. Lee stepped down from government in 2011. Lee died on March 23, 2015.
A Singaporean teenager pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation’s late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 9:04pm
Singapore will honour its first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, by putting him on a special S$50 (HK$300) note, but other ideas such as renaming the airport or preserving his home will have to wait.16 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
A Singaporean boy behind a hoax that triggered premature reports about the death of Lee Kuan Yew has been let off with a “stern warning” in lieu of charges.16 Apr 2015 - 4:17pm 4 comments
Hong Kong and Singapore have diverged in significant ways since Lee Kuan Yew rose to power in the latter, and a comparison isn't always useful.15 Apr 2015 - 2:00pm 12 comments
I have Singaporean relatives by marriage, and last week was a time of mourning for them. The death of their former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was almost like the passing of a close family member. One cut a business trip short on hearing the news in order to go back home to pay respects.2 Apr 2015 - 12:20pm 6 comments
The daughter of Singapore’s late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew has revealed that her father suffered from Parkinson’s disease in the last few years of his life.
"He developed Parkinson's disease three years ago which severely limited his mobility,” Lee Wei Ling said at a private cremation service that was held on Sunday, when five family members delivered eulogies.1 Apr 2015 - 6:25pm 1 comment
The father of teenage Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has tearfully apologised for the behaviour of his son, who was charged with offences yesterday over an expletive-laden online critique of Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.16 Apr 2015 - 4:18pm 41 comments
A 17-year-old Singapore amateur actor who appeared in a video clip celebrating the death of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been detained by police, local media reported.30 Mar 2015 - 9:54pm 46 comments
The death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, offers an occasion to reflect on his legacy - and, perhaps more importantly, on whether that legacy has been correctly understood.30 Mar 2015 - 2:21pm 10 comments
Singaporeans line the streets in pouring rain to say a final farewell to the city state's first prime minister.
Support for the party founded by Lee has waned in recent years, with its share of the vote falling to a historic low of 60 per cent in May 2011. But all that could be set to change.30 Mar 2015 - 4:25pm
Lee Kuan Yew was a more caring and open leader than the severe and ruthless persona portrayed by critics, said those who mourned him at a state funeral.30 Mar 2015 - 9:00pm
Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore," his son, Lee Hsien Loong rightly remarked. To understand what this brilliant man achieved, we must look at Singapore itself. From the founding of Singapore as a nation in 1965 to 2014, its real gross domestic product expanded by 37.9 times. This fact alone would guarantee Singapore a place in the league of miracle states.29 Mar 2015 - 9:01pm 4 comments
When Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore prime minister in 1988, he declared: 'Even from my sickbed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.'30 Mar 2015 - 6:48pm 48 comments
The sombre mood at a Hong Kong viewing of the live broadcast of Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral on Sunday was momentarily broken by a Kim Jong-un impersonator and activist.30 Mar 2015 - 5:51pm 26 comments