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Singapore PM's brother backs his rival with election looming


  • World
  • Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The brother of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday described the head of a new party planned to be set up ahead of a general election that could come as soon as this year as "the leader Singapore deserves".

Lee Hsien Yang's comments come amid a bitter family dispute over the house of their father Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, and ahead of the vote, due by early 2021, but which the prime minister has suggested could be this year.

   

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