Singapore enters new era as founder Lee steps down (AP) – 1606th Edition

FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew waves to supporters as he arrives at an elections nomination center in Singapore. Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew resigned from the Cabinet on Saturday, May 14, 2011, ceding leadership to a younger generation after his party's worst election result since independence in 1965. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)AP – The surprise resignation of Singapore’s founding father may herald a new, softer approach by the city state’s long-ruling government in response to growing opposition voices and voters’ desire for a more open society.

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