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Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien Loong (; born 10 February 1952) is a Singaporean politician and former brigadier-general who has been serving as Prime Minister of Singapore and Secretary-General of the People's Action Party since 2004. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Teck Ghee division of Ang Mo Kio GRC since 1991, and previously Teck Ghee SMC between 1984 and 1991. Born in Singapore during British colonial rule, Lee is the eldest son of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours degree in mathematics and a diploma in computer science (now equivalent to a master's degree in computer science) with distinction. He also completed a Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard Kennedy School in 1980. He served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) between 1971 and 1984, and attained the rank Brigadier-General before entering politics in 1984 where he was elected as ...
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Li (surname 李)
Li or Lee (; ) is a common Chinese-language surname, it is the 4th name listed in the famous ''Hundred Family Surnames.'' Li is one of the most common surnames in Asia, shared by 92.76 million people in China, and more than 100 million in Asia. It is the second most common surname in China as of 2018, the second most common surname in Hong Kong, and the 5th most common surname in Taiwan, where it is usually romanized as "Lee". The surname is pronounced as () in Cantonese, ''Lí'' ( poj) in Taiwanese Hokkien, but is often spelled as "Lee" in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and many overseas Chinese communities. In Macau, it is also spelled as "Lei". In Indonesia it is commonly spelled as "Lie". The common Korean surname, " Lee" (also romanized as "I", "Yi", "Ri", or "Rhee"), and the Vietnamese surname, " Lý", are both derived from Li and written with the same Chinese character (李). The character also means "plum" or "plum tree". Demographics and distribution Li, Lee 李 is ...
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Ong Teng Cheong
Ong Teng Cheong ( zh, c=王鼎昌, p=Wáng Dǐngchāng; 22 January 1936 – 8 February 2002) was a Singaporean politician who served as the fifth president of Singapore between 1993 and 1999. He was also the first elected president in Singapore's history. He decided not to run for a second term as president in 1999 partially due to the death of his wife. A former member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP) and Ong served as Chairman of the People's Action Party between 1981 and 1993, after Toh Chin Chye stepped down from the position. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kim Keat SMC between 1972 and 1991, and Toa Payoh GRC between 1991 and 1993. He also served as Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts between 1978 and 1981, Minister for Manpower between 1981 and 1983, and Deputy Prime Minister between 1985 and 1993. Ong resigned from the PAP and his political positions and contested in the 1993 presidential election as an independent candidate a ...
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Lee Wei Ling
Lee Wei Ling is a Singaporean neurologist. She was the director of the National Neuroscience Institute. Career Lee received a President's Scholarship in 1973, before studying in the medical faculty of the University of Singapore (now the National University of Singapore), where she graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree before specialising in paediatrics. She began working in the paediatric ward at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and received board certification from the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Personal life Lee is the daughter of Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore. She is also the younger sister of Lee Hsien Loong, the incumbent prime minister of Singapore, and the older sister of Lee Hsien Yang, a businessman. In August 2020, Lee stated she had been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disorder that results in the weakening of certain muscles. Administrator of ...
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Lee Hsien Yang
Lee Hsien Yang (; born 24 September 1957) is a Singaporean businessman. Education Lee attended Catholic High School and National Junior College before graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge with a double first in engineering science under the President's Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship awarded by the Public Service Commission. He subsequently went on to complete a Master of Science degree in management at Stanford University. Career Lee enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1976, and has held several command and staff appointments, and had attained the rank of Brigadier-General before retiring in 1994. After retiring from the military, Lee joined SingTel in April 1994 as Executive Vice President of Local Services. In May 1995, he became CEO of SingTel, where he served until March 2007. In September 2007, Fraser and Neave appointed Lee as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-designate with effect from 6 September 2007. Lee assu ...
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Kwa Geok Choo
Kwa Geok Choo (; 21 December 1920 – 2 October 2010) was a Singaporean lawyer. She was the wife of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the mother of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. She was also the co-founder and partner of law firm Lee & Lee. Biography Kwa was the daughter of Kwa Siew Tee, former general manager of Oversea-Chinese Bank and Singapore Municipal Commissioner who was a Tong'anese on his paternal side who also had a Teochew mother, and Wee Yew Neo, Geok Choo's Teochew mother was from Shantou. Kwa attended the Methodist Girls' School, Raffles Institution and Raffles College, and was a Queen's Scholar of Malaya. According to Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs, by 1939, Kwa and Lee were both top students in Raffles, often coming first and second in exams. They continued their courtship during the Japanese occupation when their studies were disrupted. After the war, Kwa resumed her studies at Raffles College in 1946 while Lee left Singapore to pursue his law ...
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Ho Ching
Ho Ching (; born 27 March 1953) is a Singaporean businesswoman who has been serving as the director of Temasek Trust since 2021. She is the wife of incumbent Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Ho joined Temasek Holdings as a director in January 2002. She became its executive director in May 2002 and was appointed as the chief executive officer by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in January 2004. As of 2020, she is listed as the 30th Most Powerful Woman in the World by ''Forbes''. Early life and education Ho was born on 27 March 1953 in Singapore. She attended Crescent Girls' School and National Junior College—where she became one of the top students for the A Level examinations in her cohort and was named Student of the Year, before graduating from the University of Singapore (now the National University of Singapore) in 1976 with a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours degree in electrical engineering. She subsequently went on to complete a Master of Science d ...
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Colony Of Singapore
Singapore was a British colony for 144 years, apart from a period of occupation under the Japanese Empire from 1942 to 1945 during the Pacific War. When the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allies in 1945, at the end of World War II, Singapore was returned to British rule. The Straits Settlements were subsequently dissolved in 1946, and together with Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island, Singapore became a separate Crown colony. The Crown colony was governed by the United Kingdom until it gained partial internal self-governance in 1955. Singapore subsequently gained full internal self-governance on 3 June 1959, at which point it became known as the State of Singapore. Singapore went on to merge with Malaya, Sarawak and North Borneo to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963, thereby ending 144 years of British rule on the island. On 9 August 1965, Singapore was separated from Malaysia to become an independent sovereign country, due to political, economic and racial ...
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Teck Ghee Single Member Constituency
Teck Ghee Single Member Constituency was a single member constituency (SMC) in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. The constituency was formed in 1984 and was abolished in 1991 History In 1984, the Teck Ghee Constituency was formed by merging parts of Ang Mo Kio and Chong Boon constituencies. Lee Hsien Loong made his political debut in this constituency when it was formed. In 1988, it was renamed as Teck Ghee Single Member Constituency as part of Singapore's political reforms. In 1991, it was abolished and merged into Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency The Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the north eastern region of Singapore. The constituency encompasses the majority of Ang Mo Kio (Teck Ghee, Cheng San-Seletar, porti .... Member of Parliament Elections Elections in 1980s References1988 General Election's result
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Yeo Ning Hong
Yeo Ning Hong ( zh, s=杨林丰, p=Yáng Línfēng; born 3 November 1943) is a Singaporean chemist and former politician who served as Minister for Defence between 1991 and 1994, and Minister for Communications between 1984 and 1991. A former member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he was the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Kim Seng SMC between 1980 and 1991, and later the Kim Seng division of Kampong Glam GRC between 1991 and 1996 Education Yeo studied in University of Singapore and also graduated with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He was also a research fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge between 1970 and 1973. Post political career Since retiring from politics, Yeo has been serving as Executive Chairman of the Singapore Technologies Group and Chairman of the Port of Singapore Authority PSA International Pte Ltd is a port operator and supply chain company, with flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp. One of the largest port o ...
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Ministry Of Defence (Singapore)
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF; ms, Kementerian Pertahanan; zh, 新加坡国防部; ta, தற்காப்பு அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for overseeing the national defence of Singapore. History MINDEF, together with the Ministry of Home Affairs, was created on 11 August 1970 by splitting up the then Ministry of Interior and Defence. Responsibilities MINDEF's mission is to "enhance Singapore's peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor." It has a policy of '' Total Defence'' which consists of Military Defence, Civil Defence, Economic Defence, Social Defence, Psychological Defence and Digital Defence involving the people, public and private sectors of the country. Organisational structure MINDEF oversees a single statutory board, the Defence Science and Technology Agency. The Singapore Armed Forces, which is in charge o ...
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Lee Kuan Yew
Lee Kuan Yew (16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015), born Harry Lee Kuan Yew, often referred to by his initials LKY, was a Singaporean lawyer and statesman who served as Prime Minister of Singapore between 1959 and 1990, and Secretary-General of the People's Action Party between 1954 and 1992. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tanjong Pagar SMC, Tanjong Pagar from 1955 until his death in 2015. Lee is widely recognised as the nation's Founding Father, founding father. Lee was born in Colony of Singapore, Singapore during British colonial rule. After graduating from Raffles Institution, he won a scholarship to Raffles College (now the National University of Singapore). During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, Japanese occupation, Lee escaped being the victim of a Sook Ching, purge, subsequently starting his own businesses while working as an administration service officer for the Japanese propaganda office. After World War II ended, Lee briefly attended the London Schoo ...
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Ministry Of Trade And Industry (Singapore)
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI; ms, Kementerian Perdagangan dan Perusahaan; zh, 贸工部; ta, வர்த்தக, தொழில் அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies related to the development of business, trade and industry in Singapore. Ministers The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Trade and Industry, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore. The incumbent minister is Gan Kim Yong from the People's Action Party. References External links * {{authority control Trade and Industry Foreign trade of Singapore Singapore Singapore 1979 establishments in Singapore Singapore Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude () north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bor ...
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