26 Jan '18, 10am

[Mothership] PM Lee: No new DPMs in upcoming Cabinet reshuffle

If you are looking ahead to the Cabinet reshuffle for big neon signs pointing towards our next Prime Minister, you have to wait a while more. Our current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed on Jan. 26 that he would not be naming a new Deputy Prime Minister in the upcoming reshuffle. Advertisement No new DPMs Lee was speaking to reporters in India , where he was participating in the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. He said that: ” (I am) not expecting to have new deputy prime ministers after the Budget.” This year’s Budget will be delivered in Parliament by Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat on Feb. 19. In other words, there will be a cabinet reshuffle in late Feb or March. Lee went one better and addressed the timing of the leadership succession. In response to a question on whether he would name a successor by the end of this year, he said: “If it’s settled, everyb...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/pm-lee-cabinet-reshuffle-no...

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