Lee Kuan Yew's condition has 'deteriorated'

Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew waves to the audience during Singapore's 49th National Day Parade at the floating platform in Marina Bay August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

[UPDATE on Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:30pm: Lee Kuan Yew's condition has deteriorated further, says PMO]

Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's condition has "deteriorated", the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in an update on Wednesday, 18 March.

He remains critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit, the PMO added.

On Tuesday, the PMO had said that he was on antibiotics and that doctors "are closely monitoring his condition".

An earlier update on Friday, 13 March said Lee Kuan Yew's condition was largely unchanged from a 28 February update. At that time, a statement from the PMO revealed he was sedated and remains on mechanical ventilation. Doctors also administered antibiotics.

Lee, 91 has been warded at SGH since 5 Feb for severe pneumonia.