Former Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew out of hospital
- Associated Press
- February 17, 2013 - 5:53 AM
SINGAPORE - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, has been discharged from a hospital following a brain-related blockage, but he remains under doctors' observation.
The 89-year-old Lee was hospitalized Friday after experiencing a transient ischaemic attack, which occurs when blood flow to the brain stops for a period of time. The condition is associated with irregular heartbeats.
A statement from the Prime Minister's Office says he was discharged Sunday and was resting at home. He'll receive anti-coagulation treatments to discourage the formation of blood clots.
A founding member of the ruling People's Action Party, which transformed the country from a slow port city to a bustling metropolis, Lee became prime minister in 1959 and held power for 31 years. His son Lee Hsien Loong is the current prime minister.
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