Mr Lee in stable condition

Mr Lee in stable condition
File photo of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

FORMER prime minister Lee Kuan Yew remains in a stable condition, and continues to be monitored closely by his doctors.

In an update yesterday, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) noted that Mr Lee's condition "remains largely unchanged" from last Saturday, when it issued a statement saying he had improved slightly.

Mr Lee, 91, was admitted to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Feb 5 with severe pneumonia. In last Saturday's statement, the PMO said Mr Lee remained sedated and was on mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit at SGH.

Yesterday's PMO update drew hundreds of comments and good wishes for Mr Lee from members of the public.

In Serangoon, residents gathered to pen get-well wishes for Mr Lee. "Many residents hope that he can recover soon," said Mr Edward Chye, chairman of the Serangoon Community Club management committee.

This article was first published on March 07, 2015.
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