Singapore on fast track to EU trade pact

SINGAPORE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Singapore and the European Union are discussing an economic and trade agreement, possibly leading to a free trade agreement, in talks in Singapore Tuesday. EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy told the newspaper Today that the EU hopes the pre-FTA agreement

Magazine apologizes to Singapore PM Lee

SINGAPORE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Economist has apologized to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for implying corrupt motives in the appointment of his wife to head Temasek Holdings.

Singapore to cut civil service

SINGAPORE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Singapore government plans to cut its civil service headcount by up to 9 percent, or around 8,100 people, over the next three years.

Singapore improving ties with Malaysia

SINGAPORE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The headlines may not show it and there still remain many unresolved issues, but there has been a definite thawing of the relations between Singapore and Malays

China praises Singapore's one-China stance

BEIJING, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- China praised Singapore's prime minister for resuming the island's one-China stance, restoring relations that had soured over his visit to Taiwan last month.

Will Singaporeans embrace changes?

SINGAPORE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Singapore's new Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has outlined a policy map that aims to give Singaporeans more freedom of expression and more time to spend with t

Singapore relaxes rules on free speech

SINGAPORE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Singapore's new Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced an easing of restrictions on free speech in the tightly controlled island nation on Sunday.

Singapore PM announces new baby policies

SINGAPORE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Singapore's new Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced bold steps Sunday to make it easier for families to have children.
By United Press International

Singapore to back China in Taiwan conflict

SINGAPORE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said commitment Singapore would back China in a conflict provoked by Taiwan.
By United Press International

Singapore PM maps out roles for Cabinet

SINGAPORE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Singapore's new prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Sunday assigned roles to members of his Cabinet, which includes some veteran political talent.

Asian Stocks: The week that was

SINGAPORE, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Asian shares started the week less than robust after the disappointing U.S. July employment data and continued the downward trend amid rising oil prices and dis

New PM sworn in

, Singapore, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Lee Hsien Loong, son of Singapore's first prime minister, took over the same post Thursday, but will face different challenges than his legendary father.

Singapore inauguration to be held Thursday

, Singapore, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Lee Hsien Loong, the new prime minister of Singapore, was to be sworn-in Thursday, the third man to assume the helm of the city-state since its independence.

Malaysia, Singapore ties set to improve

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Malaysia will be able to strengthen bilateral relations with Singapore under the leadership of Lee Hsien Loong, said Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.

Singapore new PM to take over Aug 12

SINGAPORE, July 17 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has announced he will relinquish his office Aug. 12.
By United Press International
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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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