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AseanPlus News 02 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

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

The Lion City’s state-linked media raves about Singapore’s next leader, ‘Mr Nice & Open Guy’ Heng Swee Keat, but critics say that is just half of the story.

Business 28 Sep 2015 | 5:30 PM

Singapore names Heng Swee Keat as new finance minister

SINGAPORE: Singapore's new finance minister will be Heng Swee Keat, replacing Tharman Shanmugaratnam who will remain deputy prime minister in a new cabinet, the prime minister announced on Monday, just over two weeks after winning a general election.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2019 | 4:26 PM

Heng Swee Keat appointed deputy prime minister in Singapore cabinet reshuffle

Heng, 57, will be the sole No.2 leader after current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The announcement also said Lee would move his two current deputies, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to senior minister roles

Singapore 13 May 2016 | 11:53 AM

Singapore Finance Minister in stable condition, will remain in ICU for some time, says Lee Hsien Loong

SINGAPORE: Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is in a stable condition and will remain in the intensive care unit of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.

Corporate News 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

S’pore plans cautious budget with an eye on election

SINGAPORE: Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in today’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending ahead of elections that could come as early as this year.

World 28 Sep 2015 | 7:20 PM

Singapore keeps firms hands on economy as new cabinet revealed

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has named Heng Swee Keat its finance minister, replacing Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who will remain deputy prime minister and maintain an important economic role after a spate of weak indicators.

Nation 12 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

S’pore Education Minister: Sex blogger Alvin Tan's conduct "reprehensible"

SINGAPORE: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has described the behaviour of sex blogger Alvin Tan as reprehensible and unbecoming of a scholar.