Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, dies aged 91
The man often hailed as modern Singapore’s “founding father,” Lee Kuan Yew, has died aged 91. He was the country’s first prime minister, spending more than three decades in the office.
“Mr. Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3:18 a.m.,” the government said in a statement issued early on Monday (local time).
“Harry” Lee, as he was known locally, became the country’s first prime minister in 1959 and was in power for over three decades. He’s broadly credited with establishing the Southeast Asian state as one of the world’s richest countries on a per capita GDP basis during his time in power.
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