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Lee Kuan Yew

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Meenister Mentor o Singapore
In office
12 August 2004 – 21 Mey 2011
Prime Meenister Lee Hsien Loong
Precedit bi New title
Succeedit bi Poseetion abolished
Senior Meenister o Singapore
In office
28 November 1990 – 12 August 2004
Prime Meenister Goh Chok Tong
Precedit bi S. Rajaratnam
Succeedit bi Goh Chok Tong
Prime meenister o Singapore
Elections: 1959- 1988
In office
3 Juin 1959 – 28 November 1990
Preses Yusof bin Ishak
Benjamin Henry Sheares
C. V. Devan Nair
Wee Kim Wee
Succeedit bi Goh Chok Tong
General Secretary o the Fowk's Action Pairty o Singapore
In office
21 November 1954 – 1 November 1992
Succeedit bi Goh Chok-Tong
Member o Pairlament
for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Tanjong Pagar SMC (1955–1991)
In office
2 April 1955 – 23 March 2015
Precedit bi Constituency established
Succeedit bi TBD
Majority Walkover
Personal details
Born Harry Lee Kuan Yew
16 September 1923(1923-09-16)
Singapore, Straits Settlements
Dee'd 23 Mairch 2015(2015-03-23) (aged 91)
Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Naitionality Singapore
Poleetical pairty Fowk's Action Pairty
Spoose(s) Kwa Geok Choo (m. 1950; weed. 2010)
Bairns Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Wei Ling
Lee Hsien Yang
Alma mater Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Lunnon Schuil o Economics
Thrift Politeecian
Profession Lawyer
Religion None (Agnostic[1])
Awairds JPN Kyokujitsu-sho 1Class BAR.svg (1967)
This is a Cheenese name; the faimlie name is Lee.
Lee Kuan Yew
Cheenese 李光耀

Lee Kuan Yew (born Harry Lee Kuan Yew, 16 September 1923[2] – 23 Mairch 2015), GCMG, CH, wis a Singaporean politeecian.[3][4][5][6] Eften referred tae as the Faither o Singapore or bi the initials LKY, he wis the first Prime Meenister o the Republic o Singapore, govrenin for three decades. He is an aa widely recognised as the foondin faither o modren Singapore.

As the co-foonder an first General Secretar o the Fowk's Action Pairty (PAP), he led the pairty tae aicht victories frae 1959 tae 1990, an owersaw the separation o Singapore frae Malaysie in 1965 an its subsequent transformation frae a relatively unnerdeveloped colonial ootpost wi na naitural resoorces intae a "First Warld" Asie Teeger. He is ane o the maist influential poleetical figurs in Asie.[7]

Singapore's seicond prime meenister Goh Chok Tong appointit him Senior Meenister in 1990. He held the advisory post o Meenister Mentor, creatit bi his son Lee Hsien Loong, when the latter acame the naition's third prime meenister in August 2004.[8][9] Wi his successive ministerial poseetions spannin ower 50 years, Lee is an aa ane o history's langest-serving meenisters. On 14 Mey 2011, Lee an Goh Chok Tong annoonced thair retirement frae the cabinet efter the 2011 general election.[10]

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  1. "Days of reflection for the man who defined Singapore: A transcript of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's interview with The New York Times". Today. Singapore. 13 September 2010. pp. 14–17. Archived frae the oreeginal on 13 September 2010. 
  2. Lee Kuan Yew (2012). My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore's Bilingual Journey. Singapore: Straits Times Press. ISBN 978-981-4342-03-2. 
  3. Reporter: Peter Day (5 July 2000). "Singapore's elder statesman". From Our Own Correspondenthttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/820234.stm |transcripturl= missing title (help). BBC. World Service.  Unkent parameter |city= ignored (help)
  4. Hume, Tim (20 March 2011). "The lost world of a wild tribe". Sunday Star Times. Auckland, NZ. His memoir sits on display in Singapore airport between biographies of founding statesman Lee Kuan Yew and Donald Rumsfeld 
  5. "Wife of Lee Kuan Yew dies at 89". Bangkok Post. AFP. 2 October 2010. The wife of Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, whom the statesman called his "great source of strength and comfort", ... 
  6. "US, Japan must help out Asia, says Kuan Yew". New Sunday Times. Kuala Lumpur. Reuters. 22 January 1998. Singapore's elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew said today ... 
  7. McCarthy, Terry (23 August 1999). "Lee Kuan Yew". Time Asia. Hong Kong. Lee Kuan Yew towers over other Asian leaders on the international stage ... 
  8. "Why it's no change in Singapore". The Guardian. London. 16 August 2004. 
  9. "Singapore told to feel free". The Guardian. London. Associated Press. 13 August 2004. 
  10. "SM Goh, MM Lee to leave Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Singapore. 14 May 2011. 

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