Singapore PM taken ill during live televised speech

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister was taken ill while delivering a speech on Sunday, shocking a live television audience, but aides said his condition was not serious.


The 64-year-old leader, the son of late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, stopped speaking and was helped off the rostrum while delivering an annual National Day policy speech.

“PM Lee took ill while speaking at the National Day Rally. The medical team is attending to him right now. They assess that his condition is not serious,” his office said in a statement.

Lee has been in power since 2004.