Home > News > Regional
Wednesday February 5, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday February 5, 2014 MYT 12:36:38 PM
Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew (pic) will not be attending the annual Tanjong Pagar constituency Chinese New Year dinner for the second consecutive year, as he is in hospital recovering from an infection.
Lee, 90, has been hospitalised in Singapore General Hospital since Sunday with a fever and a bad cough caused by an infection, and is currently on antibiotics and recovering.
“He has been advised by his doctors to avoid public appearances. As such, he will not be able to attend the Tanjong Pagar GRC Chinese New Year Dinner this evening. He would like to wish all Tanjong Pagar residents as well as Singaporeans a Happy Chinese New Year,” said his press secretary in a statement.
Lee has been attending the annual dinner over the years but he missed the event last year for the first time due to health reasons. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
Panasonic closes TV plant in China, to sell Mexican factory
Japan says hostage negotiations ‘deadlocked’
Myanmar coffee scene fuelled by middle class caffeine high
Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing bets on Europe as China slows
Dynamic and Stylish BMW X1
Healthy living in the heart of Ampang
Run, Malaysians, run!
Roma suffer another blow with Iturbe knee injury
‘Como’ over to this lake in Italy
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)