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Lee Kuan Yew was the statesman and founding father of Singapore died on 23 March 2015 at the Singapore General Hospital in the age of 91 years. In 1959, Kuan Yew became the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he transformed Singapore from a small port city and a malaria-infested backwater to a wealthy global hub.

  • In 1990, Lee Kuan stepped down as Prime Minister of Singapore by handing over the power to Goh Chok Ting, who appointed him Senior Minister in 1990.
  • Lee served as the city-state’s prime minister for 31 years and continued to work in government until 2011.
  • On 16 September 1923, Lee Kuan Yew was born as Harry Lee Kuan Yew and he was selected a member of Singapore parliament until his death.
  • In 1959, he was also co-founder of the People’s Action Party (PAP) and his party oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia on 9 August 1965.
  • Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore Prime Minister declared a period of National Mourning from 23 March to 29 March 2015.
  • On 31 August 1963, Singapore is a city-state which received independence from the United Kingdom.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 24, 2015

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