Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Singapore's Founding Father Hospitalised

Update 11 Feb 2014: Lee Kuan Yew attends Chinese New Year party at Istana
Back from the hospital, Lee is trotted out for the media.  Straits Times:

Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew attended an annual Chinese New Year party for grassroots leaders at the Istana on Sunday evening. The Chinese New Year garden party was hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Cabinet ministers.

It was the elder Mr Lee’s first public appearance since he attended two days of Parliament sittings last month.

Last Tuesday, Mr Lee, 90, was due to speak at an annual Chinese New Year dinner in his Tanjong Pagar GRC but could not attend due to ill health.


Lee Kuan Yew warded at SGH

Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has been in Singapore General Hospital since Sunday (2 Feb)

This is the second consecutive year that he is not attending the traditional Chinese New Year celebration dinner in Tanjong Pagar constituency. Last year, he missed the same event due to health reasons.

Doctors said he is currently on antibiotics and “recovering”.

TRE wishes him a speedy recovery so that he can continue to serve his constituents in Tanjong Pagar.


Singapore’s Founder Lee Kuan Yew Hospitalized

Lee Kuan Yew is in the hospital again.  As ever, Singapore’s mainstream media are relentlessly upbeat about his “recovery”.

While foreign media actually assess the situation.
Lee Kuan Yew’s party, the Peoples’ Action Party, has slowly lost ground since Mr. Lee stepped down as prime minister. The last few elections have seen approval ratings for the party slip to their lowest levels of all time, while critics are becoming increasingly vocal.
Lee Kuan Yew is known for advocating the concept of a “corporate Singapore” that was very friendly to investment, businesses, and foreigners. While these policies drove the city-state’s economic development, they have also resulted in a growing gap between the rich and the poor, and a strict style of governance, sometimes called a “nanny-state”, that sees high levels of interference with peoples’ daily lives. These polices have now become a source of consternation for many Singaporeans.

Singapore’s Founder Lee Kuan Yew Hospitalized

Singapore’s “founding father” Lee Kuan Yew has been hospitalized due to a severe lung infection. At 90 years old, Mr. Lee has become increasingly fragile in recent years, though he has tried to remain active in politics. Mr. Lee’s son, Lee Hsien Loong, is Singapore’s current prime minister.

The illness does not appear to be critical, but so far little has been released regarding the extent and nature of Mr. Lee’s condition. It is believed that he has suffered some sort of lung infection and is currently being treated with antibiotics.

While Mr. Lee has largely retired from public life, he remains among the most influential people in Singapore, and is highly regarded across the world.
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SUPREME LEADER LEE KUAN YEW HOSPITALISED WITH FEVER AND COUGH


Supreme Leader, Lee Kuan Yew will miss the Tanjong Pagar Chinese New Year Dinner for the second year in a row as he is now in hospital with an infection.

Lee Kuan Yew, who is 90 years old has been at Singapore General Hospital for 2 days with a high fever and a cough.

He is currently recovering well but his doctors have advised that he should avoid public appearances as he is still a bit weak.


Singapore's founding PM Lee Kuan Yew in hospital
Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering in hospital after suffering from an infection, the government said on Tuesday

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.

"He is currently on antibiotics and recovering. He has been advised by his doctors to avoid public appearances," she said.

She added that Lee, who remains a member of parliament after stepping down from an advisory role in the cabinet in 2011, would not attend a Lunar New Year dinner in his constituency of Tanjong Pagar on Tuesday evening due to his illness.


Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew in Hospital Recovering From Infection

Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was hospitalized for an infection and is recovering, according to his press secretary.

Lee, 90, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Sunday with fever and a bad cough, and is currently on antibiotics, according to the e-mailed statement today. He will miss a Chinese New Year dinner in his constituency scheduled for this evening, according to the statement.

“He has been advised by his doctors to avoid public appearances,” 

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Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised


Former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew (pic) has been hospitalised and will not be able to attend his constituency’s Chinese New Year dinner for the second year running, The Straits Times reported.

The daily said that Lee, 90, was hospitalised on Sunday for fever and a bad cough.

"He has been advised by his doctors to avoid public appearances. As such, he will not be able to attend the Tanjong Pagar GRC Chinese New Year Dinner this evening. He would like to wish all Tanjong Pagar residents as well as Singaporeans a Happy Chinese New Year,” it quoted his press secretary as saying.

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Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised
He is recognised as an iconic global statesman and one of the most influential political figures in Asia. Reuters

Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore and its longest serving prime minister, has been hospitalised with fever and a bad cough.

Lee, 90, Singapore's first prime minister, is currently on antibiotics and is recovering, local media reported today.

He has been in Singapore General Hospital since Sunday.


Singapore's former PM Lee Kuan Yew in hospital recovering from infection

Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering from an infection in hospital, his press secretary said in a statement on Tuesday.

Lee, 90, has been hospitalized in Singapore General Hospital since Sunday with a fever and a bad cough caused by an infection, and is currently on antibiotics and recovering.

Lee will not be attending the annual Chinese New Year dinner of his Tanjong Pagar constituency on Tuesday evening.

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Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew hospitalized with fever

Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is in hospital recovering from an infection.

Lee, who turned 90 last September, was admitted on Sunday with a fever and bad cough, according to a statement issued by his press secretary on Tuesday. He is on antibiotics and recovering.

Although Lee has receded from the public and political scene, his health is watched closely as he is still seen as an influential figure for the government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his elder son.

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Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised with fever

Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks during his book launch at the Istana in Singapore August 6, 2013

Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is in hospital recovering from an infection.

Lee, who turned 90 last September, was admitted on Sunday with a fever and bad cough, according to a statement issued by his press secretary on Tuesday. He is on antibiotics and recovering.

Although Lee has receded from the public and political scene, his health is watched closely as he is still seen as an influential figure for the government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his elder son.

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Lee Kuan Yew hospitalized during Chinese New Year holiday
Bloomberg, 4 Feb 2014
Lee, 90, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Sunday with fever and a bad cough, and is currently on antibiotics, according to the e-mailed statement today. He will miss a Chinese New Year dinner in his constituency scheduled for this evening, according to the statement.

“He has been advised by his doctors to avoid public appearances,” according to the statement.

The father of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was hospitalized for two days in February 2013 for a condition with stroke-like symptoms linked to a prolonged irregular heartbeat. He was hospitalized in September 2010 for a chest infection and had a pacemaker implanted in 2008 after suffering from an irregular heartbeat. Full story

Related:

  1. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised - The Malaysian Insider
  2. Spore's founding father hospitalised - The Financial Express
  3. Spore's former PM in hospital recovering from infection - Xinhua News
  4. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew hospitalized with fever - GMA News Online
  5. Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised with fever - Reuters
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Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised: Suspected Transient Ischaemic Attack
Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was hospitalised yesterday because an irregular heartbeat had led to a brief stoppage of blood flow to a part of the brain. -- MY PAPER FILE PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was hospitalised on Friday because an irregular heartbeat had led to a brief stoppage of blood flow to a part of the brain.

A statement from the Prime Minister's Office released on Saturday said that Mr Lee was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Friday after experiencing a suspected "Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) associated with a prolonged episode of atrial fibrillation (i.e. irregular heartbeat)."

A Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) is when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. A person will have stroke-like symptoms which clear in less than 24 hours.

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