Lee Kuan Yew eulogised as architect of Singapore

2015-03-29 12:58

Singaporeans have bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogised the statesman.

Nxesi to attend Singapore's founding father's funeral

2015-03-27 17:10

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will represent President Jacob Zuma at the funeral of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore braces for change as Lee era ends

2015-03-25 15:22

The death of Lee Kuan Yew raises the question of whether a new generation of leaders will reshape the mould that propelled the city-state to a haven of prosperity.

SA mourns death of Singapore's founding father

2015-03-24 14:31

South Africa is saddened by the death of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the international relations and co-operation department says.

Obama hails Lee Kuan Yew as a 'true giant of history'

2015-03-23 09:57

US President Barack Obama hailed Lee Kuan Yew as a visionary and 'true giant of history' after Singapore's first prime minister died aged 91.

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill

2015-03-19 12:25

Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime minister’s office says.

Discontent over Singapore population plan

2013-02-18 12:02

At least 4 000 people have braved showers to stage one of Singapore's largest ever protests, a further sign of discontent over immigration policies.


Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

2015-03-29 08:57

Singaporeans are lining a 15km route through the city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

2015-03-27 10:04

Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.

Thousands line Singapore streets for Lee

2015-03-25 15:01

Thousands of people have lined Singapore's streets as a gun carriage took the casket of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, to Parliament House for public viewing.

We won’t see another like Lee - Singapore PM

2015-03-23 11:16

The son of late, former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, also the current prime minister of the city-state, says the country won’t see another man like his father, as he struggled to hold back tears in a televised address.

Tributes pour in as Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew dies

2015-03-23 06:04

Singapore has been plunged into mourning after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the country's first iron-fisted prime minister who forged a prosperous city-state out of unpromising beginnings.

Singapore PM visits the White House

2013-04-02 13:00

Singapore's prime minister has become the third Asian leader to visit the White House this year, as President Barack Obama pursues closer ties with countries in the region in his second term.

Singapore's Lee denies Islam remark

2011-09-05 14:41

Singapore's former leader Lee Kuan Yew has denied calling Islam a "venomous religion" after leaked US cables set off a furore in the multiracial city-state.

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