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Singapore's PM-in-waiting steps aside as future leader

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Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat (above) said he would be stepping aside as the country's designated future leader to let a younger person take over when current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong retires, according to his letter published in local media today.

"I would have too short a runway should I become the next prime minister then," Heng said in his letter.

"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 added...

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