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 of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will make her first Official Visit to Singapore from 11 to 14 March 2018 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, shared a link to an article about Taiwan's policy on plastic bags on her Facebook page.
Hasina will start a four-day official visit to Singapore from March 11 at the invitation of her counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, Bangladesh's foreign ministry said yesterday.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong here on Thursday.
22 -- Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka today on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night turned over the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who congratulated the Philippines for being an 'excellent host.
During an Oval Office appearance with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Trump said, "Singapore is buying billions of dollars' worth of airplanes from Boeing that will be made in our country.
TAP) - The siblings of Singaporean Premier Lee Hsien Loong publicly questioned his leadership and motives in a statement released Wednesday.
Singapore's economy probably grew more than 1 percent in 2016 but the government is keeping a close watch on the labor market as it has shown signs of weakening, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday.
The Cardiff-born actor and his partner Keri Russell were guests at a state dinner for the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Obama, a Democrat, was speaking at a White House news conference with Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.
Islamabad -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Bangladesh Prime Miniter Sheikh Hasina Wajid have wished speedy recovery of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from his open heart surgery.