Singapore`s founding leader Lee critically ill: Govt

March 18, 2015 8:33 AM

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Singapore: Singapore`s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is "critically ill" and his condition is worsening further while on life support in hospital, the government said Wednesday.

The 91-year-old, widely credited with transforming Singapore from an economic backwater into one of Asia`s wealthiest economies, has been in the intensive care unit at Singapore General Hospital since February 5, receiving treatment for severe pneumonia.

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