Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's new Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Bloomberg
Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's new Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Bloomberg
Singapore

Heng Swee Keat becomes Singapore’s sole Deputy Prime Minister, paving the way for him to succeed Lee Hsien Loong

  • Heng, 57, will be the sole No. 2 leader after current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a departure from convention as there are usually two DPMs
  • The cabinet reshuffle announcement also said Lee would move his two current deputies, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to senior minister roles

Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's new Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Bloomberg
Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's new Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Bloomberg
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