Lee Kuan Yew


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Lee Kuan Yew

 (lē′ kwän′ yo͞o′) 1923-2015.
Singaporean politician. He helped negotiate his country's independence from Britain (1959-1963) and served as the first prime minister of the autonomous state (1959-1963) and the independent Republic of Singapore (1965-1990).
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Khaw Boon Wan noted on his Facebook that the construction of such a bridge had been suggested by Lee Kuan Yew when he visited Marina Bay in 2004.
Western critics may decry the authoritarian and paternalist politics of Lee Kuan Yew, but given the success of Singapore, the rapid rise of China, the Western financial meltdown in 2008, and the aging infrastructure and polarized politics of the United States, Lee Kuan Yew remained proud to the end of the policy choices he made for Singapore.
Singapore, renowned for its efficiency, has designated 18 sites around the tiny island where people can come together to remember Lee Kuan Yew.
In his condolence message Nawaz Sharif said Lee Kuan Yew was a visionary and great leader of charismatic personality and the services rendered by him for his country will be always remembered.
Lee Kuan Yew, the Singaporean official who transformed the island outpost into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died in hospital on Monday morning.
NNA - Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died Monday after a long illness, plunging the city-state he steered to prosperity into mourning.
NEW YORK, March 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is saddened by the death of Lee Kuan Yew, who served as Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990.
Pragmatism and Practice: The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew" In February 2015, the Brookings Institution hosted an event focused a new book about Singapore's legendary statesman Lee Kuan Yew.
SUZHOU, China, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Suzhou has been conferred the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, the third such winner following cities of Bilbao in Spain and New York in the United States.
Singapore, Feb 18, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The Orange County Water District (OCWD) in California, USA, has been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2014 for its pioneering work in groundwater management and water reclamation using advanced water reuse technologies, as well as its achievements in public policy and community outreach.
Blackwill have a suggestion: listen to Lee Kuan Yew, the eighty-nine year old architect of modern Singapore.
Biden was due to meet President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his father, influential former leader Lee Kuan Yew.