PM Lee Hsien Loong on leave for a week; Heng Swee Keat will be acting PM

PM Lee Hsien Loong will be taking a week's leave, and DPM Heng Swee Keat will be taking over as acting prime minister.
PM Lee Hsien Loong will be taking a week's leave, and DPM Heng Swee Keat will be taking over as acting prime minister.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be on leave for a week, starting on Monday (June 10). While he is away, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will be acting Prime Minister.

This marks Mr Heng's first stint as acting head of government since he was promoted to DPM on May 1.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, PM Lee said he would be on leave for a week.

He wrote: "Looking forward to spending time with family and catching up on my reading. Maybe I'll see some of you when I go #jalanjalan."