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Singapore PM signals intent to delay retirement as he unveils cabinet

2020-07-26 00:09:32       source:CGTN

July 25, 2020

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong named a largely unchanged cabinet on Saturday following an election win this month and flagged a possible delay, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, of his plan to step down.

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Lee's expected successor, was kept in post helming the finance ministry, as were senior ministers Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Teo Chee Hean.

"We are in a crisis of a generation... therefore I have kept on many of my older colleagues who are all participating in this fight against COVID-19," Lee, whose People's Action Party (PAP) has ruled Singapore since its independence in 1965.

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