Former Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew out of hospital

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SINGAPORE — Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, has been discharged from a hospital following a brain-related blockage, but he remains under doctors’ observation.

The 89-year-old Lee was admitted to a hospital Friday after experiencing a transient ischaemic attack, which occurs when blood flow to the brain stops for a period of time. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office says he was discharged Sunday and was resting at home. He’ll receive anti-coagulation treatments to discourage the formation of blood clots.

A founding member of the ruling People’s Action Party, which transformed the country from a slow port city to a bustling metropolis, Lee became prime minister in 1959 and held power for 31 years until he stepped down in 1990. His son Lee Hsien Loong is the current prime minister.

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  • pepito gwaps

    Ito yong leader na kapag ng nag-sip ay malinaw nyang nakikita ang logic ng mga bagay bagay kaya nabibigyan nya ng solusyon yong mga problema ng Singapore mula noong 3rd world country pa ito hanggang itoy maging 1st world country. Naniniwala sya na maraming bagay sa western culture and mga systems nito ay hindi applicable gawin sa mga Asyano kasi iba ang kultura at ugali ng mga tao dito.

  • rodben

     All progressive country around the world this time are rule by one person like Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, Saudi, London, Denmark , Thailand and many more…I guess if Ninoy is patriot , Pinas now is one of those progressive nation under Marcos rule….now Pinas every change of administration  another wasting peoples money because all of the un finish project from the previous funded by gov’t were cancelled and back to ZERO again, so the improvement is very low as turtle walk…..Just imagine 27yrs after EDSA Pinoy workers are depending overseas employment….quality of life become miserable….politicians mind always politics..

  • UrHONOR

    CAN pands be far behind?

  • UrHONOR

    NATATANDAAN ko pa na pinahuli at pinakulong nya ang asawa nya ng malaman nyang nakikipag-kombinasyon sa isang kontrata sa gobierno.  Hindi ba ganyan din kahigpit sa pands noon? :)

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