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Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan YewBorn: 16-Sep-1923
Birthplace: Singapore

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Singapore
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Singapore, 1959-90

"Every time anybody wants to start anything which will unwind or unravel this orderly, organized, sensible, rational society, and make it irrational and emotional, I put a stop to it without hesitation." [1]


[1] Financial Times, Special Survey, 22 November 1982. Quoted in Nigel Harris, The End of the Third World (Penguin, 1986), p. 61.

Father: Lee Chin Koon (storekeeper)
Mother: Chua Jim Neo
Brother: Dennis
Brother: Freddy
Brother: Suan Yew
Sister: Monica
Wife: Kwa Geok Choo (m. 30-Sep-1950, two sons, one daughter)
Son:
Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister of Singapore, b. 10-Feb-1952)
Son: Lee Hsien Yang (President of SingTel, b. 1957)
Daughter: Lee Wei Ling (administrator)

    High School: Raffles Institution, Singapore
    University: Raffles College (now the National University of Singapore)
    University: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
    University: London School of Economics

    Singaporean Minister Minister Mentor (2004-)
    Singaporean Minister Senior Minister (1990-2004)
    Prime Minister of Singapore 3-Jun-1959 to 28-Nov-1990
    JP Morgan Chase International Council

Author of books:
The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew (1998, memoir)
From Third World to First: The Singapore Story (2000, memoir)


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