SINGAPORE - In a Facebook post on Sunday evening, President Tony Tan Keng Yam wrote that he and his wife are "deeply concerned" about the condition of Singapore's former prime minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
He also expressed gratitude towards the medical and nursing teams at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where the critically ill Mr Lee is warded:
Dr Tan wrote: "We are grateful to the medical and nursing teams providing round-the-clock care to Mr Lee and all other patients in hospital now. As our healthcare professionals deliver the very best medical care possible, may they continue to have strength and stamina in their tireless efforts."
President Tony Tan also noted that the "expressions of encouragement" by members of the public "reflect the appreciation that Singaporeans have for what Mr Lee has done for Singapore."
The health condition of Mr Lee, 91, weakened further on Sunday, according to the latest government statement. He has been warded in the intensive care unit of SGH with severe pneumonia since Feb 5.