Quotes by Lee Kuan Yew

About Lee Kuan Yew:

Lee Kuan Yew was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for more than three decades from 1959 to 1990, including through Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965. After Lee chose to step down as Prime Minister in 1990, Lee's successor, Goh Chok Tong, appointed him as Senior Minister, a post he held until 2004, when his elder son, Lee Hsien Loong, became the nation's third prime minister. The elder Lee then assumed the advisory post of Minister Mentor until he left the Cabinet in 2011. In total, Lee held successive ministerial positions for 56 years. He continued to serve his Tanjong Pagar constituency of nearly 60 years as an elected Member of Parliament until his death in 2015.

Author Bio

  • NameLee Kuan Yew
  • DescriptionFirst Prime Minister of Singapore
  • AliasesLKY; Harry Lee
  • BornSeptember 16, 1923
  • DiedMarch 22, 2015
  • CountrySingapore
  • ProfessionPolitician; Philosopher; Autobiographer
  • AwardsOrder Of Honour; Knight Grand Cross Of The Order Of St Michael And St George