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Lee Kuan Yew, Founder of Modern Singapore, Dies at 91

Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has died early Monday. He was 91 years old. Lee was Singapore’s leader from 1959 until 1990, but remained a highly influential figure and a strategist on the city state’s economy. Lee was hospitalized in Singapore General Hospital in early February with severe pneumonia, and was later placed on life support. “Harry” Lee Kuan Yew, a fourth generation Singaporean, whose ancestors migrated from China’s Guangdong Province in the 1860s, played a...

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