Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore after its independence is one of the rare breed of Asian leaders who has transformed his country from a third world tiny state into one of the richest economy in the world.
Singapore is holding their general election where the present ruling party has been dominating politics in this tiny state since 1965, when it got its independence.
The aging male population in Singapore has four times more prone to prostate cancer than it was 30 years back.
The Asian Green City Index, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the German company Siemens AG, examined the environmental performance of 22 Asian cities in eight categories, including energy, land use, transport, waste, water and air quality.
Lee Kuan Yew, whose Asian model of economic prosperity and tight social control made him one of the most influential political figure of Asia. His title now, is minister mentor, a powerful presence within the current government led by his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.