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Behind the media frenzy of Singapore's next PM, the so-called Mr 'Nice Guy' Heng Swee Keat


Leadership referendum: Heng (right) and Chan, with the rest of his ‘4G’ team, must present their own initiatives and policies in the next elections. — AFP

Leadership referendum: Heng (right) and Chan, with the rest of his ‘4G’ team, must present their own initiatives and policies in the next elections. — AFP

“OPEN and consultative” – that is how Singapore’s state-linked media has described the country’s leader-­in-waiting, Heng Swee Keat.

According to The Straits Times, “nice, genuine, soft-spoken, kind” were the adjectives that kept cropping up when colleagues discussed the finance minister, who looks set to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after being named the ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) next first assistant secretary-general.

Politics , Heng Swee Keat

   

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