Bush praises Singapore en route to Hanoi

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush had an amicable hourlong meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Thursday.

Singapore to put on financial smiley-face

SINGAPORE, June 12 (UPI) -- Singapore's prime minister wants at least 4 million residents to put on a smiley face to greet the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group this year.

Condemned man hanged in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Australian drug mule Van Tuong Nguyen was hanged early Friday in Singapore's Changi Prison.

Australian's hangman fired over publicity

SINGAPORE, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A young Australian sentenced to death for smuggling drugs may have a stay of execution after Singapore's only hangman was fired. Van Tuong Nguyen, 25, was scheduled to be hanged Dec. 2 for carrying 396 grams of heroin through Singapore airport in 2002. Ho

No need to fear China, says Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Singapore's political mentor Lee Kuan Yew says the world's economic center of gravity is shifting from the Atlantic to the Pacific but it's no cause for alarm.

Bush, Singapore P.M. agree on pact

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- President Bush and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Tuesday agreed to sign a security agreement between the two countries.

Singapore, India fast-track economic pact

SINGAPORE, April 25 (UPI) -- Singapore and India will work towards concluding the Closer Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca) within a month, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Singapore to build two casino resorts

SINGAPORE, April 18 (UPI) -- Singapore's Cabinet has decided to legalize casino gambling and will seek bids to build two multibillion-dollar casino resorts. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Parliament Monday the government had decided to approve the two integrated resorts to boost

Singapore, Myanmar to improve air links

YANGON, Myanmar, March 30 (UPI) -- Singapore and Myanmar officials have agreed to explore ways to improve air links between their countries to strengthen bilateral relations.

No referendum on Singapore casino

SINGAPORE, March 2 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has rejected a call for the issue of a casino to be put to referendum, Business Times reported.

ASEAN concerned over North Korea

SINGAPORE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the latest developments in North Korea are a matter of concern for ASEAN, ChannelNewsAsia reported Tuesday.

Singapore, Indonesia sign investment pact

SINGAPORE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Singapore and Indonesia have concluded negotiations on an investment guarantee agreement paving the way for businesses to invest with legal protection.

Indonesia close to finishing Aceh plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Indonesia is in the midst of completing the master plan for the reconstruction of tsunami-hit Aceh, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said. "Hopefully, by the middle or end of March, the work could be completed and we would inform Malaysia," he said Mond

Singapore, China relations warm

BEIJING, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese officials say they want to improve their relations with Singapore and want Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit China frequently.

Singapore calls for UN relief coordinator

JAKARTA, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Singapore proposed Thursday that the U.N. Secretary-General appoint a special representative to coordinate tsunami relief efforts.
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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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