Singapore's founding leader Lee 'weakens further': govt

A poster of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is surrounded by flowers and messages of support outside the Singapore General Hospital where he remains critically ill in ICU on March 21, 2015The health condition of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew weakened further on Sunday as he battles severe pneumonia in hospital, the government said. The 91-year-old, one of Asia’s towering post-colonial leaders, has been in the Singapore General Hospital for more than six weeks and is being aided by mechanical ventilation, a form of life support. “Mr Lee Kuan Yew has weakened further today,” said a statement from the office of his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who visited him in hospital. Singapore media reported that the prime minister mingled early Sunday with well-wishers outside the hospital block where his father was being cared for under tight security.

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