Lee Kuan Yew brought prosperity to Singapore with an authoritarian system designed to outlast him, but that legacy may be ill-suited for the 21st-century challenges facing the tropical city-state.
Chinese leaders admired modern Singapore's founder Lee Kuan Yew for his toughness, economic pragmatism and insistence on respect for authority. In many ways, Lee's model of “Asian values,” combining authoritarianism and economic planning, became China's own blueprint for modernity.
The United States and China on Monday led global acclaim for Lee Kuan Yew, the Singaporean statesman whose shrewd and sometimes caustic views on world affairs were much sought by his fellow leaders.
Lee Kuan Yew, who founded modern Singapore and was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations, died Monday, the government said. He was 91.1 Comment
As the health of Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew deteriorated on the weekend, thousands of Singaporeans visited his hospital and a community center to leave flowers, gifts and emotional messages of support.
The health condition of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew "has worsened", the government said Saturday, as the critically ill founding leader of the city-state entered his seventh week in hospital.1 Comment
Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew entered his seventh week in hospital Friday, where he remains “critically ill,” according to the latest government statement.
Singapore's elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew remained in critical condition Thursday, the government said, as police launched an investigation into bogus reports that he had died.
The health of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew has worsened due to an infection after nearly six weeks in hospital, the government said Tuesday.
Singapore has banned a music festival scheduled to take place later this month over concerns of drug use after multiple deaths at last year's event in Malaysia.
A Singapore court on Thursday sentenced two young German men to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train in the city-state, which enforces hard-line rules on vandalism.
Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, has been hospitalized for severe pneumonia, the Prime Minister's Office said.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was discharged from hospital Wednesday after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer and his doctor said he should make a full recovery.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer on Monday and is expected to recover fully, his office said.