Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Photo: Bloomberg

Is this Singapore’s next PM? Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is poised to succeed Lee Hsien Loong

  • Insiders and observers have said the person who is made first assistant secretary general – a position traditionally held by a deputy prime minister – will succeed Lee
  • The PAP, in power since 1959, has a selection process for the prime ministership that observers say matches how cardinals pick a pope
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Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Photo: Bloomberg
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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.