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Lee Kuan Yew

Meenister Mentor o Singapore Prime Meenister o Singapore
In office
5 June 1959[1] – 28 November 1990
PresesYusof Ishak
Benjamin Sheares
Devan Nair
Wee Kim Wee
GovrenorSir William Goode
DeputeToh Chin Chye
Goh Keng Swee
S Rajaratnam
Goh Chok Tong
Ong Teng Cheong
Precedit biLim Yew Hock (as Chief Meenister)
Succeedit biGoh Chok Tong
Meenister Mentor o Singapore
In office
12 August 2004 – 21 Mey 2011
Prime MeenisterLee Hsien Loong
Precedit biPoseetion established
Succeedit biPoseetion abolished
2nt Senior Meenister o Singapore
In office
28 November 1990 – 12 August 2004
Prime MeenisterGoh Chok Tong
Precedit biS. Rajaratnam
Succeedit biGoh Chok Tong
1st Secretar-General o the Fowk's Action Pairty
In office
21 November 1954 – 1 November 1992
Precedit biPoseetion established
Succeedit biGoh Chok Tong
Member o Pairlament
for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Tanjong Pagar SMC (1965–1991)
In office
9 August 1965 – 23 Mairch 2015
Precedit biParliament established
Succeedit biIndranee Thurai Rajah
Member o the Legislative Assemmly for Tanjong Pagar
In office
2 Apryle 1955 – 9 August 1965
Precedit biConstituency established
Succeedit biLegislative Assemmly renamed tae Pairlament o Singapore
Member o the Malaysie Pairlament for Singapore
In office
2 November 1963[2] – 9 August 1965
1st Leader o the Opposeetion o Singapore
In office
22 Apryle 1955 – 31 Mairch 1959
Precedit biPoseetion established
Succeedit biLim Yew Hock
Personal details
BornHarry Lee Kuan Yew
16 September 1923(1923-09-16)
Singapore, Straits Settlements
Dee'd23 Mairch 2015(2015-03-23) (aged 91)
Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Poleetical pairtyFowk's Action Pairty
Spoose(s)Kwa Geok Choo (m. 1950; weed. 2010)
BairnsLee Hsien Loong
Lee Wei Ling
Lee Hsien Yang
Alma materFitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Lunnon Schuil o Economics
ReligionNone (Agnostic[3])
Awairds (1967)
Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew (born Harry Lee Kuan Yew, 16 September 1923[4] – 23 Mairch 2015), GCMG, CH, wis a Singaporean politeecian.[5][6][7][8] 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.[9]

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.[10][11] 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.[12]


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  1. "Past Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew". Archived frae the original on 26 Juin 2018. Retrieved 25 Juin 2018.
  3. "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 original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 16 Juin 2013.
  4. Lee Kuan Yew (2012). My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore's Bilingual Journey. Singapore: Straits Times Press. ISBN 978-981-4342-03-2.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  5. Reporter: Peter Day (5 Julie 2000). "Singapore's elder statesman". From Our Own Correspondent. BBC. World Servicehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/820234.stm |transcripturl= missing title (help). Unknown parameter |city= ignored (help)
  6. Hume, Tim (20 Mairch 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
  7. "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", ...[deid airtin]
  8. "US, Japan must help out Asia, says Kuan Yew". New Sunday Times. Kuala Lumpur. Reuters. 22 Januar 1998. Singapore's elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew said today ...
  9. McCarthy, Terry (23 August 1999). "Lee Kuan Yew". Time Asia. Hong Kong. Archived frae the original on 15 August 2004. Retrieved 16 Juin 2013. Lee Kuan Yew towers over other Asian leaders on the international stage ...
  10. "Why it's no change in Singapore". The Guardian. London. 16 August 2004.
  11. "Singapore told to feel free". The Guardian. London. Associated Press. 13 August 2004.
  12. "SM Goh, MM Lee to leave Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Singapore. 14 Mey 2011. Archived frae the original on 2 December 2012. Retrieved 16 Juin 2013.

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