Home » Features » Singapore Politics » Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew

About Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's Minister Mentor. In March 2009, he received the prestigious Rotary International Award of Honour for creating education and public health care system that made Singapore the country with the world's lowest infant mortality rate.

Professional Biography

In September 09, Lee shared the Singapore's success story of clean government and contingency plan amongst others with the students of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. Lee was on a week-long trip to Europe at that time.

In October 09, Lee is on an eleven-day visit to Washington DC where he will be attending the JP Morgan Chase International Council meeting from October 29 to 30/ He will later meet with the Council on Foreign Relations and business leaders in New York.

Lee Kuan Yew in News

Asian Festival of Children's Content Reveals Shortlist for Scholastic Asian Book Award 2014
The shortlisted candidates for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2014 were announced by Ms Claire Chiang, Senior Vice president of Banyan Tree Holdings and Chairperson of the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC), at the festival's press conference held at the National Library Building today.

Singapore International Water Week Launches its Virtual Water Expo
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) announced the launch of SIWW Virtual Water Expo today, an online exhibition platform to deepen engagement between exhibitors and buyers in the global water industry.The first of its kind in Asia and probably the most comprehensive one yet, the SIWW Virtual Water Expo is designed to provide greater mileage for participating exhibitors

Singapore International Water Week 2012 Closes on a High
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2012, held from 1 - 5 July and themed "Water Solutions for Liveable and Sustainable Cities", achieved a new record of S$13.6 billion in total value for the announcements on projects awarded, tenders, investments and R&D MOUs made at the event

World's Water Leaders Share Solutions to Unlock Policy, Planning and Project Delivery Challenges
The water industry must create and capitalize on "economies of scope," said a group of more than 80 world water leaders. This key finding offered insight into the need to address increasing scarcity and cost of the world's most precious resources.Participants defined scope as the need to look holistically at the touch points of water with energy, food, and industry

New York City and Dutch Environmental Biotechnologist Receive Lee Kuan Yew Prize Awards
Laureates of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize took the stage tonight at the Lee Kuan Yew Awards Ceremony & Banquet, held during the World Cities Summit, CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, and Singapore International WaterWeek. The awards honour outstanding contributions towards addressing global water and urban planning challenges

Four 'C's for Well-planned and Sustainable Urban Development
Over 100 governors, mayors and top leaders from 98 cities and regions discussed challenges and innovative solutions to build liveable cities and foster harmonious communities at the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum (WCSMF)

Singapore International Water Week 2012 to Focus on Industrial Water Solutions and Successful Commercialisation of Innovative Water Technologies
The Singapore International Water Week 2012 shines its spotlight on the emerging global industrial water sector and sets the stage to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative water technologies that address the world's most pressing water challenges

Singapore's Water Industry Doubles to 100 Companies
Since being identified as a strategic growth industry in 2006, Singapore's water sector has experienced rapid growth, with the total number of companies doubling from 50 to about 100. Over the same period, Singapore-based water companies also securedover 100 international projects worth close to S$9 billion

Environmental Biotechnologist wins Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012
Singapore International Water Week today announced that Prof Mark van Loosdrecht has been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012 for his breakthrough contributions in creating sustainable solutions in the field of wastewater treatment

Manmohan Singh to inaugurate 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2012'
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the tenth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on January 8 at Jaipur.

Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012 Receives 61 Nominations
61 nominations from across five continents were received for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012. The nominations covered a wide range of solutions including technologies harnessing solar power for water treatment, implementation of water policies andprogrammes, management of agriculture waters and rainwater as well as the administration of sustainable humanitarian projects in cities

Fourth Singapore International Water Week Surges to New High
Singapore International Water Week 2011, held from 4 - 8 July and themed "Sustainable Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment" notched new highs, with a bigger slate of exhibiting companies and an encouraging growth in participant numbers.Thisglobal platform for water solutions attracted a record of some 13,500 participants from 99 countries/regions

Singapore International Water Week Opens on High Note as the Global Platform for Water Solutions
Singapore International Water Week opens today with unprecedented support from the global water community. Themed "Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment", the annual platform for water solutions addresses the latest and most pertinent water challenges amidst a rapidly urbanising world

Singapore International Water Week 2011 Set to Offer the Latest Insights into Opportunities in the Global Water Industry
The Singapore International Water Week 2011 today announced that in just four years, the annual global water event has grown to become the leading platform for the latest in water technology and sustainable water solutions, attended by policymakers,industry leaders, experts and practitioners from around the world

Dr James L. Barnard Wins Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2011 for Revolutionising Used Water Treatment
Singapore International Water Week today announced that Dr James L. Barnard has been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2011, a prestigious award that recognises outstanding contributions towards solving global water problems by either applying technologies or implementing policies and programmes which benefit humanity

India, China war unlikely: Professor Kanti Bajpai
Kanti Bajpai, visiting professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University, Singapore, today said that though war is always a possibility in the international system, it seems unlikely between India and China.

Singapore supports India's bid for permanent UNSC seat
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today pledged his country's support for India's presence at an expanded United Nation Security Council (UNSC).

Manmohan Singh invites Singapore Prime Minister to visit India
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today extended an invitation to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit India to take note of the manner in which Singapore has contributed to India's progress in recent years.

Manmohan Singh arrives in Singapore
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrived in Singapore late Saturday night and was received by Singapore Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.

Chinese economy to grow by 9.28 percent in 2011: Report
The Chinese economy will grow by 9.28 percent this year if the United States avoids a double dip recession and eurozone clears a debt crisis, a report has said.

Comment on this story