Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia


Singapore’s first prime minister and the person extensively credited with the town state’s financial success, Lee Kuan Yew, is in hospital with extreme pneumonia.
“His situation has stabilised and he stays on mechanical air flow within the ICU (intensive care unit). He’s aware and frivolously sedated,” the prime minister’s workplace mentioned in a press release on Saturday.
Lee, who turned 91 final September, was admitted on Feb. 5, the workplace mentioned.
Though Lee has receded from the general public and political scene, his well being is watched intently as he’s nonetheless seen as an influential determine for the federal government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his oldest son.
Lee constructed the small Southeast Asian island into one of many world’s wealthiest nations throughout his 31 years as prime minister.
He retired from public life in 2011 when he resigned his cupboard submit after the ruling Individuals’s Motion Social gathering had its worst displaying at a normal election since Singapore gained independence.

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