Ministry for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim assured Singaporeans that former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is in stable condition.
In an update posted on Facebook, Dr Yaacob said "“I understand that many people are concerned and anxious about Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s condition. I have been informed that he is stable and that the doctors are monitoring him closely. In the meantime, let us continue to give him our well wishes and keep him in our prayers"
Lee was admitted to Singapore Generation Hospital on 5 Feb with severe pneumonia. The news of his admission to Intensive Care Unit was only released to the public on 21 Feb. Rumours of his death were circulating on the internet on 25 Feb which prompted a swift response from government officials who confirmed that the rumours were untrue.