Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lee Kuan Yew in hospital, ill but recovering

Singapore government announced on Tuesday that Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding prime minister, is in hospital after suffering from an infection. Mr. Lee 90, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Sunday after suffering from a fever and bad cough caused by an infection, his press secretary Yeong Yoon Ying said in a statement.
Singapore's first and longest-serving prime minister "has been advised by his doctors to avoid public appearances," Ms. Yeong said. This means that Mr. Lee, who remains a lawmaker, will skip an annual Lunar New Year celebratory dinner on Tuesday at his constituency in Tanjong Pagar, located in the island state's south, she said. Source - Singapore's Former Leader Lee Kuan Yew Hospitalized
Lee Kuan Yew led the Southeast Asian city-state from 1959 to 1990 and is widely credited with leading its transformation into a wealthy financial center after it became a nation in 1965. He is the father of current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong was holding a ministor mentor position until recently.

Yeong Yoon Ying added that Lee would not attend a Lunar New Year dinner in his constituency of Tanjong Pagar on Tuesday evening due to his illness.

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