Lee Hsien Loong

President Of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko And Prime Minister Of Sing

Lee in 2014, photo by palinchak/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Singapore

Date of Birth: 10 February, 1952

Ethnicity: Chinese [Hakka, Peranakan]

Lee Hsien Loong is a Singaporean politician. He is the third Prime Minister of Singapore, having served in the position, since 12 August, 2004. He has also been the 3rd Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party, from 3 December, 2003, and Minister for Finance, from 10 November, 2001 to 1 December, 2007, among other duties.

His father, Lee Kuan Yew, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, from 3 June, 1959 to 28 November, 1990. His mother was Kwa Geok Choo. He is married to Ho Ching. He was previously married to Wong Ming Yang, until her death. He has two children with Wong and two children with Ho.

Lee Hsien Loong’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 26th great-grandfather, Lee Huo De.

Lee Hsien Loong’s paternal grandfather was Lee Chin Koon (the son of Lee Hoon Leong and Ko Liem Nio). Lee Chin Koon was a Chinese Indonesian emigrant, from Semarang, Central Java. Lee Hoon Leong was the son of Lee Bok Boon and Seow Huan Neo. Lee Bok Boon emigrated from Dabu County, Guangdong province, China, to Singapore in 1863.

Lee Hsien Loong’s paternal grandmother was Chua Jim Neo (the daughter of Chua Kim Teng and Neo Ah Soon). Chua Jim Neo was Peranakan. Lee’s great-grandfather Chua the son of Ying Chiang Chua and Chia Bee Tan.

Lee Hsien Loong’s maternal grandfather was Kwa Siew Tee (the son of Kwa Wan Tjioe and Tan Bit Nio). Kwa Siew Tee was a Chinese Indonesian emigrant, from Semarang, Central Java. Kwa Wan Tjioe was the son of Kwa Khay It and Tan Giok Nio.

Lee Hsien Loong’s maternal grandmother was named Wee Yew Neo (the daughter of Wee Theam Seng). Wee Theam Seng was the son of Wee Kay Chiang and Goh Teck Neo.

Source: Genealogy of Lee Hsien Loong – https://www.geni.com

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    He looks very Japanese. Didn’t he?

  2. Manila says:

    Tag Prime Minister of Singapore, along with Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Teng.

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