Singapore Holds Breath as Former Leader Lee Kuan Yew's Condition Worsens

Singaporeans were transfixed by news about the health of the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, leaving flowers and tributes at the hospital where he is being treated, as the government said on Sunday his condition had weakened further. The 91-year-old Lee, who is seen as the founding father of modern Singapore, which he led from 1959 until 1990, has been in hospital with severe pneumonia since Feb. Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's prime minister and Lee Kuan Yew's son, joined well-wishers at the Singapore General Hospital on Sunday in the corner designated for people to leave flowers and cards.
The prime minister wrote on his Facebook page, "There were many cards, flowers and other gifts,"