Indonesia, Singapore at loggerheads over warship name

JAKARTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Indonesian military leaders cancelled their attendance at Singapore's international airshow amid a growing rift over Jakarta's decision to name a warship after two marines who bombed a civilian Singaporean target in 1965.

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 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.

Terror suspect still missing in Singapore

SINGAPORE, March 14 (UPI) -- The escape of a terrorist suspect and the failure to recapture him are a major embarrassment for the strait-laced Singapore government.

Interview: Lee Kuan Yew -- Part 2

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Part two of UPI Editor at Large Arnaud de Borchgrave's interview with Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore Feb. 2.

Interview: Lee Kuan Yew -- Part 1

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- UPI Editor at Large Arnaud de Borchgrave interviewed Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Feb. 2. The following is the text of the interview.

Commentary: Playing with fire

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- NATO could collapse over Afghanistan; America should forget about democracy in Afghanistan. These are some of the provocative views of Lee Kuan Yew.

Suharto condition worsens

JAKARTA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Indonesian President Suharto's condition worsened Tuesday on the 12th day of his hospitalization amid concerns of systemic infection.

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.

Globalization shaping Asia for now

SINGAPORE, April 5 (UPI) -- In recent years, China and India have wrestled with the challenges of economic globalization. The shrinkage of economic distances between nations has had its me

Rebuilding trust between US and the world

SINGAPORE, March 2 (UPI) -- In his new book titled "Beyond The Age Of Innocence: Rebuilding trust between America and the World," former diplomat Kishore Mahbubani is giving an Asian persp

2005 seen turning point in war on terror

SINGAPORE, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew says 2005 will be a turning point in the war against terror.

Thai Foreign Minister eyes top U.N. post

BANGKOK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Thailand's Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai is likely to take a higher profile at the United Nations, with an eye on the top post in 2006.

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.
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Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH (Honorary) (English name: Harry, Chinese: 李光耀; pinyin: Lǐ Guāngyào; POJ: Lí Kong-iāu; born 16 September 1923; also Lee Kwan-Yew) is a Singaporean statesman. He was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, from 1959 to 1990, and was one of the longest serving Prime Ministers in the world.

As the co-founder and first secretary-general of the People's Action Party (PAP), he led the party to a landslide victory in 1959, oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965 and its subsequent transformation from a relatively underdeveloped colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World", Asian Tiger. He has remained one of the most influential political figures in South-East Asia.

Under the administration of Singapore's second prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, he served as Senior Minister. He currently holds the post of Minister Mentor, a post created when his son, Lee Hsien Loong, became the nation's third prime minister on 12 August 2004. Because of his continued Ministerial posts, he became one of the longest serving ministers in the world.

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