Mr Lee remains 'stable', monitored closely by doctors: Yaacob

SINGAPORE - Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, 91, is in a stable condition and is under the close monitoring of doctors, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said in a Facebook post today.

"I understand that many people are concerned and anxious about Mr Lee Kuan Yew's condition. I have been informed that he is stable and that the doctors are monitoring him closely," his Facebook post reads.

"In the meantime, let us continue to give him our well wishes and keep him in our prayers."

Mr Lee was admitted to the Singapore General Hospital, where he remains warded, on Feb 5 with severe pneumonia.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had said in a statement on Feb 25 that Mr Lee's condition had stabilised and that he was on mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit.

The PMO said in a statement yesterday that he was still warded in the ICU, where he "remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation".

"His doctors have restarted him on antibiotics, and are continuing to monitor him closely," the PMO added.

The MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC was to have been the guest of honour at his constituency's Chinese New Year celebration last night. It was the third year he missed the annual dinner for health reasons.