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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
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Leaders need to protect Singapore brand

SINGAPORE, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Singapore's new leaders must protect the nation's "brand," which stands for transparency and integrity, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Monday.

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.

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's new PM announces Cabinet

SINGAPORE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Singapore's new prime minister, Lee Hsien Loon, who will be officially sworn in Thursday, included few surprises in announcing his Cabinet lineup Tuesday.

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.
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Lee Kuan Yew says his son is ready to lead

SINGAPORE, June 22 (UPI) -- Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew said that when his son Lee Hsien Loong takes over as prime minister this year he will face a different set of challenges.

Minister urges Asians to aid U.S. in Iraq

SINGAPORE, June 4 (UPI) -- Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew in Tokyo Thursday urged East Asian nations to support U.S. efforts to bring stability back to Iraq.

Lee Kuan Yew's son to lead Singapore

, Singapore, May 31 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will announce the handover date of his seat to his deputy, Lee Hsien Loong, in July, officials said.

Singapore PM may step down early

SINGAPORE, April 24 (UPI) -- Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said Saturday he is likely to give up his position earlier than expected, Xinhua News Service reported.

Analysis: Singapore GDP heralds PM change

SINGAPORE, April 12 (UPI) -- With the latest Gross Domestic Product data showing that Singapore is well-positioned for a strong economic recovery, the long-awaited leadership change in the
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Asia Stocks: The week that was

SINGAPORE, April 8 (UPI) -- It was a quiet week for Asian markets ahead of the Easter holiday weekend, with most markets posting modest gains.
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Taiwan to lose out in FTA race

SINGAPORE, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- While Asia is actively building a framework of Free Trade Agreements within and outside the region, Taiwan is running the risk of being left out of the importan
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Radical preachers blamed for terrorism

SINGAPORE, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew warns that terrorism can be beaten only after radical preachers in Islamic schools around the world are stopped,

Analysis: Singapore mulling new safety net

SINGAPORE, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- In the face of rising unemployment and increased competition from countries like China and India, the Singapore government has been hammering to its citizens fo
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent
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U.S. President George W. Bush met with Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor of Singapore, in the Oval Office of the White House on October 16, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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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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