Lee Hsien Loong


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Lee Hsien Loong

(lē shyĕn lo͞ong), 1952–, prime minister of SingaporeSingapore
, officially Republic of Singapore, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,426,000), 299 sq mi (774 sq km). It consists of the island of Singapore and about 60 small adjacent islands at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, SE Asia.
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 (2004–). The eldest son of Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
, 1923–2015, prime minister of Singapore (1959–90). Educated in England, he obtained a law degree from Cambridge Univ. in 1949 and in 1954 founded the moderately leftist People's Action party.
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, Singapore's first prime minister, Lee was educated at Cambridge and Harvard while also serving (beginning in 1974) in Singapore's armed forces. Retiring as a brigadier general in 1984, he was elected to parliament and became a member of the leadership of the People's Action party two years later. A cabinet member from 1987 and deputy prime minister from 1990, he became finance minister in 2001. In 2004 he succeeded the retiring Goh Chok TongGoh Chok Tong
, 1941–, prime minister of Singapore (1990–2004). After holding government and business positions, he was elected to Singapore's parliament in 1976 and served in the cabinet and People's Action party leadership from 1979.
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 as prime minister.
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Turkey to be a part of the G20 Summit, saw the inking with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, has called on commercial banks in the nation to innovate.
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Al-Sisi's Asia tour started with a visit to Singapore on 30 August, where he held discussions with his Singaporean counterpart Tony Tan, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and invited them to visit Egypt.
His Royal Highness the Prime Minister also sent a similar congratulatory cable to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on this occasion.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a written congratulatory message from Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore.
Muscat, May 4 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said received a written congratulatory message from Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the friendly Republic of Singapore.
HH the Emir, on a visit to Singapore, offered condolences to President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the death of Lee.
On behalf of the President of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh people, Prime Minister Massimov expressed condolences to Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong - son of Lee Kuan Yew.
Lee's son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said in a statement that he was "deeply grieved" to announce the passing of his 91-year-old father at the Singapore General Hospital.
He spent weeks in hospital with pneumonia before his death, which was announced by his son - current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.