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Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral
More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity. "The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguished," his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, told a state funeral attended by 2,200 people including Asia-Pacific leaders at the ...(3/29/2015 12:28:48 PM)
Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.(3/29/2015 10:26:21 AM)
Time for Singapore to Grow Up
In building Singapore into a modern economic power, the late Lee Kuan Yew displayed admirable flexibility -- scrapping policies that didn’t work, expanding those that did. Singapore's economy remains strong, and it continues to attract foreign investment.(3/29/2015 6:00:02 PM)
Singapore teen arrested for critical video comparing former Prime Minister to Hitler
A 17-year-old student was arrested in Singapore Monday after posting an inflammatory YouTube video, comparing the country’s founding Prime Minister-- who died last week—to famous dictators, including Mao, Hitler and Stalin.(3/30/2015 4:27:59 PM)
Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the city-state before a three-hour state funeral. Singaporeans credit Lee's leadership with laying the foundation of ...(3/29/2015 6:43:22 AM)
Singapore Savings Bonds programme set to be launched in 2H15: MAS
The minimum investment amount is $500. The Monetary Authority of Singapore will launch the the Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) programme in the second half of the year. The SSB was first announced last week by Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo, who noted that the programme is an effort to provide individual investors with a long-term savings option that offers safe returns. Only individuals ...(3/30/2015 5:28:00 AM)
Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral
Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain.(3/28/2015 7:10:14 PM)
Singapore police arrest teen for uploading video critical of Lee Kuan Yew
Elizabeth Shim SINGAPORE, March 30 (UPI) -- A Singaporean teenager has been arrested for uploading an eight-minute video that slams former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and attacks Christian views.(3/30/2015 10:26:47 AM)
Singapore to finalise Andhra capital's master plan in 6-8 weeks
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Singapore will finalise the master plan for the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh in six to eight weeks, after incorporating some modifications mooted by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. This was decided on Monday, the first day of Naidu's two-day visit to Singapore. Naidu, who had a breakfast meeting with Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam and ...(3/30/2015 12:42:06 PM)
Lee Kuan Yew Remembered as Singapore's ‘Father' at State Funeral
“We have all lost a father -- we grieve as one people, one nation,” Lee Hsien Loong, Lee’s son and the current prime minister, said Sunday in a eulogy. Earlier, crowds lined an almost 10-mile stretch of central Singapore to bid farewell to the country’s first elected prime minister, as Lee’s body traveled in a gun carriage to the National University of Singapore for the funeral service. We come ...(3/29/2015 10:17:03 AM)
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