Rumours circulating that former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has died is not true, says Singaporean Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan Jin.
"Rumours are circulating wildly. Many of you have messaged to ask about Lee's condition. Do continue to pray for his recovery," he said on Facebook.
Local television channel Channel NewsAsia earlier reported that it had checked with the authorities that the rumours were untrue.
In a statement on Saturday, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said Lee was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on February 5, 2015, for severe pneumonia.
The statement said his condition had stabilised and placed at an intensive care unit. He is conscious.
Lee, 91, is Singapore's first prime minister (from 1959 to 1990) and is regarded as the longest serving prime minister in the world. – Bernama, February 25, 2015.