Singapore, March 21: Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's condition remains critical, the Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday.
Lee has been in hospital since Feb 5 with severe pneumonia. He has been in the intensive care unit since.
Earlier the PMO has stated that his health had improved slightly but on Saturday the PMO said in a press release that Lee's condition remained critical and he has been on ventilator ever since.
Lee co-founded the People's Action Party and became the premier in 1965. He is widely credited with transforming Singapore from an economic backwater into one of Asia's wealthiest economies.
Lee's son posted a picture of his father yesterday and thanked everyone for their prayers and wishes.
(With agency inputs)