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PM Lee prefers not to hold his post after he turns 70

Published on Sep 28, 2012 6:00 AM
 
PM Lee Hsien Loong at an interview for Singapolitics' Ask The PM initiative. At the age of 60, Mr Lee Hsien Loong has held his post for eight years - and would prefer not to stay beyond 10 more years. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

At the age of 60, Mr Lee Hsien Loong has held his post for eight years - and would prefer not to stay beyond 10 more years.

And definitely not till he is 80. "I do not see myself as prime minister in 20 years' time," said Mr Lee."I think if I am, something has gone seriously wrong."

During an interview with current affairs website Singapolitics, Mr Lee, who turned 60 in February, was queried about his future plans. Did he see himself continuing as prime minister beyond 70, he was asked.

"I hope not," he replied with nary a pause.

 
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