Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew speaks during a dialogue at the 17th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo Thursday, May 26, 2011. Lee, 87, who was prime minister from 1959 ... more 
Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew speaks during a dialogue at the 17th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo Thursday, May 26, 2011. Lee, 87, who was prime minister from 1959 to 1990, announced resignation from his Cabinet position of Minister Mentor earlier this month in the aftermath of a disappointing May 7 election result. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Koji Sasahara
Thu, May 26, 2011 4:05 AM EDT