PM Lee on leave for a week; DPM Heng to 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

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be on leave for a week starting today. 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 yesterday, PM Lee said he will 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!"

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2019, with the headline 'PM Lee on leave for a week; DPM Heng to be Acting PM'. Print Edition | Subscribe