Wong Kan Seng recovering from liver surgery

Former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng at an interview with The Straits Times on May 18, 2011. Mr Wong has undergone surgery to remove a small lesion from his liver. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng at an interview with The Straits Times on May 18, 2011. Mr Wong has undergone surgery to remove a small lesion from his liver. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng has undergone surgery to remove a small lesion from his liver.

He is recovering and will be on medical leave for about two months, said a statement from his constituency office on Wednesday.

Mr Wong is an MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, and in his absence, the other MPs in the constituency will assist him in his constituency duties.

Mr Wong is currently chairman of Singbridge International, a wholly owned unit of Temasek Holdings, which primarily develops and invests in large-scale integrated townships in China.

He was Deputy Prime Minister from 2005 to 2011 and Home Affairs Minister from 1994 to 2010.