Lee Kuan Yew

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A crane unloads containers from a ship at the Port Botany Container terminal in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

Australia has now gone 103 consecutive quarters without a recession, beating the record of 102 quarters of growth set by the Netherlands in the 26 yea(...)

Born a British subject in a malarial tropical backwater in 1923, Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, who has died aged 91, created one of (...)

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Lee Kuan Yew, who died last week aged 92, was one of Asia’s most remarkable leaders of the 20th century. As prime minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1(...)

The State funeral procession of late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore. Photograph: Alphonsus Chern/EPA

Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the (...)

People pay their last respect to the body of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew lying in state at Parliament House in Singapore. Photograph: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images.

Thousands of Singaporeans queued on Wednesday to pay their last respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who lay in state at Parliament Hous(...)

Paying tribute at a Singapore community club yesterday following the death of Lee Kuan Yew. Photograph: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Tributes were paid by world leaders yesterday to Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city state for more than three decades, follo(...)

People pay their respects at the tribute area at Singapore General Hospital following the death of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister and one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics. Photograph: Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty Images.

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore‘s first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state‘s ra(...)