Yesterday (6th June), the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore announced that Lawrence Wong was appointed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as Deputy Prime Minister and continued as Minister of Finance. This Cabinet changes effective from next Monday (13th).

He will be the Acting Prime Minister in the absence of Lee.

Lawrence Wong will also be in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, which was previously run by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.

At the same time, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong updated on his social media platform: “The next generation leadership is taking shape. I ask everyone to give your full support to this important transition, to steer Singapore safely out of the pandemic and into a brighter future.

Lawrence Wong
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Lawrence Wong also appointed 4G team’s leader

Previously, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also appointed Lawrence Wong as the leader of the People’s Action Party’s fourth-generation team.

Lawrence Wong also posted on the social platform: “I will do my best and give every ounce of my strength to serve Singapore and Singaporeans. In turn, I seek your support, as I take on my latest appointment as DPM, and take another step forward in embracing my new responsibilities.

He also wrote that “I look forward to walking this journey with all of you, and working with everyone – to steer Singapore through the many challenges we are facing today, and to chart our new way forward together for a better tomorrow.”

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