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Plans for leadership change derailed in Singapore as designated future prime minister steps aside

Singapore

Chinese social media set abuzz as Singapore PM-designate steps aside, upending leadership transition

  • Heng Swee Keat’s health and age came under scrutiny, with one analyst praising the outgoing deputy PM’s ‘overriding consideration’ for the city state’s well-being
  • On Weibo and WeChat, the consensus seems to be that China-Singapore ties will not be affected no matter who succeeds current PM Lee Hsien Loong

Topic |   Singapore

01:31

Plans for leadership change derailed in Singapore as designated future prime minister steps aside

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