DPM Heng steps aside as 4G leader

DPM's decision to step aside catches many by surprise

Some say Covid-19 crisis, result of general election might have prompted rethink

Singapore's leadership succession has been reset by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat's decision to step aside as future prime minister, but the transition to the ruling party's fourth-generation (4G) leaders must continue, Emeritus Senior Minister and former prime minister Goh Chok Tong said yesterday.

Mr Goh noted that Mr Heng had made "a selfless and courageous decision in the interest of Singapore".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2021, with the headline 'DPM's decision to step aside catches many by surprise'. Subscribe