Singapore deputy PM steps aside as future PM, in succession setback

Singapore deputy PM steps aside as future PM, in succession setback

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will step aside as the designated successor to current premier Lee Hsien Loong, in an unexpected decision that disrupts the city-state’s succession plans. "We need a leader who will not only rebuild Singapore post-Covid-19, but also lead the next phase of our nation-building effort", Heng said in a letter published on Thursday.

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