14 May '11, 2pm

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew retires from government: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of modern Si...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of modern Singapore, said on Saturday he was leaving the cabinet, the first time he will not be part of the government of the wealthy city state since independence in 1965. Lee and Goh Chok Tong, who succeeded him as prime minister in 1990, announced in a joint statement that they were opting out of government since last week's general election signalled the emergence of a new generation. Both men were returned to parliament in the poll. "We have made our contributions to the development of Singapore," the two said. "The time has come for a younger generation to carry Singapore forward in a more difficult and complex situation. "After a watershed general election, we have decided to leave the cabinet and have a completely younger team of ministers to connect to and engage with this young generation in shaping the future of ...

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