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Lee kuan yew retires 05 14 11

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Lee Kuan Yew steps down after his party's worst election results since 1965.
The 89-year-old Lee was admitted to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat and "stroke-like" symptoms.
Lee kuan yew retires 05 14 11

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore makes brief remarks after meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House October 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. Lee served as prime minister of Singapore between 1959 to 1990, and is regarded as an expert on Asian affairs and US relations with the region.

Chip Somodevilla