Saturday, February 16, 2013
Get Well Soon, Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Statement from the office of our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong :
Mr Lee Kuan Yew was admitted to Singapore General Hospital yesterday (15 Feb 2013) after experiencing a suspected Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) associated with a prolonged episode of atrial fibrillation (i.e. irregular heartbeat). He has recovered but will remain warded for a few days for the doctors to adjust his medications and for observation.
[A Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) is when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. A person will have stroke-like symptoms which clear in less than 24 hours.]
Mr Lee Kuan Yew (born 16 September 1923) served as Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 until he stepped down in 1990. Mr Lee retired from the cabinet in 2011 but remains a Member of Parliament.
Wishing our Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew a speedy recovery. Our prayers are with him.