A Singaporean resident watches a live televised speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after he became ill during a National Day Rally on August 21, 2016. Photo: AFP

Who can step up as Singapore’s next leader?

A fainting episode by Prime Minister Lee during a televised address highlights the need to identify a successor – but whom it might be is far from clear

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A Singaporean resident watches a live televised speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after he became ill during a National Day Rally on August 21, 2016. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.