Sunday, May 15, 2011

Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew resigns...


Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew has resigned from the country's cabinet, ceding leadership to his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The move comes after their party's worst election result since 1965.

Lee Kuan Yew and fellow former prime minister Goh Chok Tong said in a joint resignation statement that the "time has come for a younger generation".

The 87-year old Mr Lee was prime minister from 1959 to 1990, after which Mr Goh took over until 2004. More...

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