外文标题：Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91
SINGAPORE: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister and architect of the tiny southeast Asian city-state's rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, died early on Monday, aged 91, the prime minister's office said.
"Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am," a statement said.
Lee, a Cambridge-educated lawyer, is widely credited with building Singapore into one of the world's wealthiest nations on a per capita basis with a strong, pervasive role for the state and little patience for dissent.
He co-founded the People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled Singapore since 1959 and led the newly born country when it was separated from Malaysia in 1965.
It is the end of an era with the demise of Lee who modernized Singapore in to a most developed economic country in the Asian Region. He will be remembered as the Father of the Island Nation.
Extraordinary leader. Build a mudslump to Global financial center. RIP LKY. Great Visionary. May his soul RIP. One man changed the fortune of a country or perhaps built a country
Mr. Lee of Singapore dies. He built island nation form scratch and now most prosperous nation on the earth.I visited Singapore and i found island was well governed.I feel safe and easy to move any where.
He is the father of Singapore. The world class city island is what is today due to him. Of course he was ruthless to opposition parties and never let them get foothold, but it did good for the island.
he took Singapore to great heights. none from India took a leaf from him: is it because we got contempt for leaders of smaller nations
An outstanding leader.Singapore is really the God's own country.One wonders why other leaders are not learning any lessons from that country.
Invisible Sasikumar (World)
Another Mahatma has passed away. RIP Mr.Lee Kuan Yew. We will muss ypu.
RIP. A great soul lost. India is also going to see better days with Modi at helm.
India will change the day our country gets a LEE KUAN YEW.. RIP...Sir...the world SALUTES YOU.
A great visionary who transformed Singapore. However,a great nation can't be built without a great people. All those comparing India and blaming politicians examine yourself. What are you? What are we. The most indiciplined and lawless race on the planet.