Singapore police said Monday they have arrested a teenage boy who posted an expletive-laden video on YouTube attacking Christianity and the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, but the exact charges were unclear.
Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain, howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky Sunday as Singapore staged a grand farewell for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy thanked Lee Kuan Yew for increasing the income of the Indian community in his eulogy for Singapore's founding father on Sunday.
The “Missing Man” formation by the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights, one of the most anticipated elements of the state funeral procession for Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, was not performed on Sunday.
Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.2 Comments
More than 415,000 people, equivalent to over 12 percent of Singapore's citizens, have visited parliament to pay their respects to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, officials said Saturday.
SINGAPORE - Overwhelmed by the huge crowds who have turned out to pay respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore tried Friday to discourage citizens from joining the queues but many said they were undeterred by the up to 10-hour wait.1 Comment
Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yew's 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-state's founder before a funeral this weekend.
To call Lee Kuan Yew my friend would not be quite right. More accurately, we were colleagues. I don't think he had many friends, because he was so focused on doing what was good for the nation, and that would require him sometimes to act against his friends. If he was too friendly with anyone, that could color his decision, so he was very careful.
When all is said and done, my father has led a rich, meaningful and purposeful life
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has paid tribute to Singapore former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in a eulogy published in the Washington Post.
Singapore's population is less than 0.5 percent of China's, but its founding father Lee Kuan Yew wielded significant weight with the Asian giant as model, adviser, critic and geopolitical realist.
Singapore was plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who transformed a colonial backwater into a world financial center.
Lee Kuan Yew, one of the commanding figures of Asia's post-war economic rise, was an authoritarian leader who transformed Singapore from a sleepy British imperial outpost into a global trading and financial center.