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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew, died Monday (03/23)

Lee Kuan Yew, died Monday (03/23)

Singapore start a day of mourning for seven days to commemorate the death of the founder of the country, Lee Kuan Yew, at the age of 91 years.

Lee, who died on Monday (03/23) morning local time, managed to build Singapore from a small island that has no natural resources into one of the world's economic powers.

A number of leaders of the world have paid tribute to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, calling Lee as "a giant of history 'who sought his advice world leaders.
Hong Kong

Embassy of Singapore in Hong Kong provides a memory book for Lee Kuan Yew.

In some neighborhoods, residents of Singapore made a tribute to Lee Kuan Yew.

While the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon said 'very sad' over the departure of Lee.
The period of mourning in Singapore will culminate in a state funeral on Sunday, March 29th and Lee's body will be laid in parliament Singapore from Wednesday this week.

Singapore residents welcome the arrival of the remains of Lee Kuan Yew at the presidential palace.
While a private event for the family will take place today until Tuesday.
Government statement said that Lee Kuan Yew 'died peacefully' at the Singapore General Hospital, where he was treated since the beginning of February.
He suffered from pneumonia and the use of equipment during care assistance and the conditions stated in critical condition last week.

Lee Kuan Yew
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Lee Kuan Yew

Minister Mentor
Length of service
August 12, 2004 - 14 May 2011
President S. R. Nathan
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by None, new position
Senior Minister
Length of service
28 November 1990 - August 12, 2004
President Wee Kim Wee
Ong Teng Cheong
S. R. Nathan
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Preceded by S. Rajaratnam
Replaced by Goh Chok Tong
Prime Minister of Singapore to-1
Length of service
June 3, 1959 - 28 November 1990
President Yusof bin Ishak
Benjamin Henry Sheares
C. V. Devan Nair
Wee Kim Wee
Deputy Toh Chin Chye (1959-1968)
Goh Keng Swee (1968-1985)
Goh Chok Tong (1985-1990)
S. Rajaratnam (1980-1985)
Ong Teng Cheong (1985-1993)
Preceded by None, new position
Replaced by Goh Chok Tong
Personal information
Born 16 September 1923
Died March 23, 2015 (age 91)
PAP political party
Husband / wife Kwa Geok Choo
Lee Kuan Yew (Chinese: 李光耀, Pinyin: Lǐ Guangyao, was born in Singapore, September 16, 1923 - died in Singapore, March 23, 2015 at the age of 91 years) was the Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 - 1990. He remains a political figure influential in Singapore since his resignation as prime minister. During the reign of Goh Chok Tong, Lee served as Senior Minister. Currently he is Minister Mentor office, a new position created under the leadership of his son, Lee Hsien Loong, who became the third Prime Minister on August 12, 2004.

He died on March 23, 2015 at the Singapore General Hospital, Singapore due to pneumonia [1]. Previous condition continued to decline since admitted to the hospital on February 5, 2015 [2].

The Singapore-born politician primary school Telok Kurau, Raffles Institution and Raffles College. Lecture delayed by World War II and the Japanese occupation of Singapore in 1942-1945. At that time, he sold Stikfas, a type of glue that is made from tapioca, in the black market. Lee, who since 1942 took the subjects of Chinese and Japanese works as a writer for the Japanese report Allied lightning and became editor of the English to Japanese newspaper Hobudu (propaganda tool) from 1943-1944.

After the war ended, Lee majored in law at Fitzwilliam College, England. He returned to Singapore in 1949 to work as a lawyer in the firm Laycock & Ong.

Political career [edit | edit source]
In 1954, Lee was with a group of educated, middle-class counterparts in the UK to form the People's Action Party (PAP) to encourage the establishment of a sovereign government of Singapore so that Britain could end colonialism. Five years later, in 1959, Lee was elected as the first Prime Minister of Singapore, replacing the former Chief Minister of Singapore, David Marshall. Lee re-elected as Prime Minister for the seventh time in a row in Singapore conditions are inclined to limited democracy (1963, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988), until his resignation in November 1990 and then served as Senior Minister Goh Chok cabinet Tong. In August 2004, when he resigned and was replaced by Goh Lee's son, Lee Hsien Loong, Goh served as Senior Minister, and Lee Kuan Yew served a new position, the Minister Mentor.

Family background [edit | edit source]
Some family members Lee holds a leading position in various aspects of life in Singapore. Lee's wife, Kwa Geok Choo, had been the one of the leading lawyers bureau companion Lee & Lee. While the children held positions in various state-owned enterprises. Lee Hsien Loong is now serving as the Prime Minister well as Finance Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Government Investment Company (GIC) Singapore (chairman is his father). Lee Hsien Yang holds an important position in the telecommunications company SingTel. Daughter, Lee Wei Ling, take care of the National Neuroscience Institute. Daughter-in, Ho Ching (Lee Hsien Loong's wife), take care of Temasek Holdings, a leading company which holds a majority stake in the company of various governments. Lee often denied the allegations of nepotism by the argument leading position held by members of the family based on individual achievement.

The share and controversy [edit | edit source]
The share [edit | edit source]

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and his wife when visiting President Yudhoyono in Jakarta, February 2006
During the leadership of Lee along three decades, Singapore evolved from Third World countries group became one of the developed countries in the world, although he has little population and lack of natural resources. Lee often said that the only natural resource is its people and determination Singapore in the works. He is revered by many Singaporeans, especially the elderly generation who remember the character kepimimpinannya eager for independence and separation from Malaysia. Lee is recognized as the architect of Singapore's prosperity today, even though the role was also carried out by the Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee in charge of the economy.

Controversy [edit | edit source]
Lee is regarded as an authoritarian who rely on elites. Lee himself has been quoted as saying that he would rather be feared than loved by his people.

Lee imposes strict regulations in order to suppress the opposition and freedom of speech, such as defamation lawsuits to bankrupt his political enemies. In such a case, after the court decision inclined to Lee overthrown by the Advisory Board, the government waives the right to appeal to the Board. During Lee served as prime minister (1965-1990), Chia Thye Poh he imprisons, a former member of Parliament Barisan Socialist opposition party, for 22 years under the Internal Security Act. Chia-free in 1989. To give full authority to the judges in their decision, Lee abolished the system in the courts of Singapore.

Memoirs [edit | edit source]
Lee Kuan Yew has written two sets of memoirs: The Singapore Story, his views on the history of Singapore to the country's exit from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965, and From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, his views on the changes in Singapore become a developed country.

Values ​​and beliefs [edit | edit source]
Lee is one of the leading peyokong Asian norm, although the definition of what he meant is often debated. Lee also supports the action of eugenics. In an interview with The Straits Times newspaper, Lee admitted he was an agnostic.

Award [edit | edit source]

Lee has received numerous awards mark, including the "Order of the Companions of Honour" (1970), "Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George" (1972), "Freedom of the City" (London, 1982), "Order of the Crown of Johore First Class" (1984) and "The Order of the Rising Sun" (1967). (BBC)

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