Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong fully back at work after surgery

Mr Lee thanked those who had sent him good wishes, saying that he was "touched by your thoughtful messages". -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK/LEE HSIEN LOONG
Mr Lee thanked those who had sent him good wishes, saying that he was "touched by your thoughtful messages". -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK/LEE HSIEN LOONG

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is fully back at work after undergoing a successful surgery to remove his cancerous prostate gland.

On Tuesday, Mr Lee posted on his Facebook photos of well-wishes and cards that he received after his surgery, along with a caption saying that he was "glad to be fully back at work".

Mr Lee thanked those who had sent him good wishes, saying that he was "touched by your thoughtful messages".

 

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Mr Lee, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January, underwent robot-assisted keyhole surgery on Feb 16 at the Singapore General Hospital.

The diagnosis was unrelated to Mr Lee's previous bout with cancer in 1992, when he had suffered from intermediate grade malignant lymphoma. He had received chemotherapy then and was cleared of cancer cells in April 1993.

Mr Lee was discharged on Feb 18 and was on medical leave for one week.

He continued to rest and recover throughout the Chinese New Year period although he attended several functions briefly. This included a lunch with PAP MPs which was originally meant to be hosted by Mr Lee. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean hosted the event on his behalf.

melheng@sph.com.sg