Singapore P.M. congratulates 15-year-olds on top world ranking

April 1 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated his country's students on their top ranking in the Program for International assessment test.
Ed Adamczyk

Exxon Mobil launches Singapore petrochemical processing

SINGAPORE, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil has inaugurated a petrochemical processing facility in Singapore on the island of Jurong.

Singapore to deport 53 riot suspects back to India

SINGAPORE, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Singapore is set to deport 53 immigrant Asians workers for their part in the city-state's recent riot -- the first in 40 years.

Singaporean PM and presidential websites hacked

SINGAPORE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority is investigating hacking attacks on sections of the official websites of Singapore's prime minister and the president.

Singapore to help underwrite medical bills for needy sickened by haze

SINGAPORE, June 20 (UPI) -- The Singapore government said Thursday it will provide monetary help to certain Singaporeans sickened by the haze that has engulfed the capital city.

Obama schedule for Tuesday, April 2

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House Tuesday for bilateral discussions, the daily schedule indicated.

Singapore founder Lee home from hospital

SINGAPORE, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of independent Singapore, was resting at home Sunday after a stay in a hospital, the government said.

Former Singapore P.M. Lee hospitalized

SINGAPORE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Lee Kuan Yew, who was prime minister of Singapore for more than 30 years, remained in the hospital Saturday after suffering an irregular heartbeat.

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew leaves Cabinet

SINGAPORE, May 15 (UPI) -- Singapore's former prime minister and political fixture, Lee Kuan Yew, announced his resignation from the Cabinet Sunday after more than 50 years in politics.

Singapore matriarch Kwa Geok Choo dies

SINGAPORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced Saturday night his mother, Madame Kwa Geok Choo, died earlier in the day at the age of 89.
Hu's Singapore visit strengthens ties

Hu's Singapore visit strengthens ties

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Singapore paved the way for the signing Thursday of four agreements between the two nations.

Singapore PM: Keep up terror vigilance

SINGAPORE, May 10 (UPI) -- The recapture of escaped Singapore terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari is not the end of the country's security problems, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says.
Californian charged with Singapore slander

Californian charged with Singapore slander

SINGAPORE, June 24 (UPI) -- California attorney Gopalan Nair is facing charges he defamed a Singapore judge on his weblog.

Singapore PM praises U.S. president

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on a Washington visit Friday praised U.S. President George Bush's leadership in the Middle East and in Iraq.

Bush puts trade before security in speech

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- In a lengthy speech in Singapore Thursday, U.S. President George Bush only briefly mentioned terrorism after stressing trade, energy and health issues.
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Lee Hsien Loong
President George W. Bush meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore during the APEC Summit at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago, Chile, on November 21, 2004. ..(UPI Photo via WH Eric Draper)

Lee Hsien Loong (simplified Chinese: 李显龙; traditional Chinese: 李顯龍; pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎnlóng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Li Hian-liong; born 10 February 1952) is the third and current Prime Minister of Singapore. Lee Hsien Loong is married to Ho Ching, who is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the government-owned Temasek Holdings. He is the eldest son of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

The eldest child of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Kwa Geok Choo, Lee was born in Singapore on 10 February 1952. His grandmother Chua Jim Neo was a Hokkien Nyonya, and his mother Kwa Geok Choo has ancestry from Tong'an District, Xiamen. In Lee Kuan Yew's biography, the young Lee had learned Jawi script since he was five, and has always been interested in the affairs of Singapore, often following his father to the rally grounds since 1963.

Lee studied at Nanyang Primary School, received his secondary education at Catholic High School and subsequently studied at National Junior College, where he learned the clarinet under the tutelage of Adjunct Associate Professor Ho Hwee Long. He studied mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he graduated in 1974 with First Class Honours in Mathematics and a Diploma in Computer Science (with distinction). He subsequently obtained a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1980.

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