Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill; PM Lee thanks public for support and good wishes: PMO

SINGAPORE - Mr Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong would like to thank the public for their support and good wishes, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Friday.

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Mr Lee, 91, has been hospitalised in the Singapore General Hospital since Feb 5, when he was admitted for severe pneumonia.

Concerns rose on Wednesday after news broke that Mr Lee was critically ill and that his condition had deteriorated further.

Mr Lee's worsening health was first announced on Tuesday, when the PMO said he had an infection and was being treated with antibiotics.