Lee Kuan Yew remains "critically ill", condition has deteriorated further

Lee Kuan Yew remains "critically ill", condition has deteriorated further
The health of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, has deteriorated further and he remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday.

SINGAPORE - The health of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, has deteriorated further and he remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday.

Singapore's first prime minister Lee, 91, has been in hospital with severe pneumonia since Feb. 5. "Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further," the government statement said, without giving further details.

The update follows Tuesday's announcement that Lee's health had worsened due to an infection.

Lee, an iconic political figure in Asia, is widely credited with transforming Singapore from a mosquito-infested swamp under British colonial rule to a financial powerhouse with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. 

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