ESM Goh Chok Tong wishes Mr Lee Kuan Yew a speedy recovery from pneumonia

ESM Goh Chok Tong wishes Mr Lee Kuan Yew a speedy recovery from pneumonia

SINGAPORE - Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong wished Mr Lee Kuan Yew a speedy recovery from pneumonia in a Facebook post on Monday.

Mr Goh is the latest in a line of ministers, MPs and Singaporeans to deliver their well-wishes to Singapore's former prime minister.

News broke on Saturday that Mr Lee, 91, was in intensive care at the Singapore General Hospital.

In his post, Mr Goh said he visited the former prime minister on Feb 5 soon after returning from a trip to Myanmar. That was the same day that Mr Lee was admitted to hospital, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Saturday.

"He was sedated but his medical parameters were within range," Mr Goh wrote.

"I understand that he has improved though he is still in ICU."

"May he recover from his pneumonia soon. Happy Lunar New Year, Mr Lee."

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in the statement on Saturday that Mr Lee's condition has stabilised, he is conscious and on a mechanical ventilator to help him breathe.

According to My Paper today, the PMO has not given an update on Mr Lee's health yesterday, and MPs and grassroots leaders said they had not heard any updates.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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