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Hsien Loong fields question of possibility of third PM Lee

Published on Feb 17, 2014 6:14 PM
 

Singapore could have a third Prime Minister Lee as it is a common Chinese surname, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong does not think "it goes in the family".

In an interview with Chinese magazine New Century, published by Caixin, Mr Lee was asked if there could be a third PM Lee in Singapore.

He replied: "It could be. There are many Lees in the world. I think we are the most common surname among the Chinese. But I don't think that it goes in the family."

Mr Lee, who has been prime minister since 2004, is the son of Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore could have a third Prime Minister Lee as it is a common Chinese surname, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong does not think "it goes in the family". -- FILE PHOTO: ZAOBAO
 
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