Singaporean PM submits resignation

By VNA   May 13, 2024 | 03:20 pm PT
Singaporean PM submits resignation
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate in the G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, Sept. 4, 2016. Photo by Reuters
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on May 13 submitted his resignation to President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, saying he and his government will resign on May 15.

As reported by Xinhua News Agency, Lee said in the letter that he advised the president to invite Lawrence Wong to form the next government. Tharman Shanmugaratnam accepted Lee's resignation and said he will appoint Wong as PM.

Gan Kim Yong and Heng Swee Keat will be deputy PMs in the new government, Wong announced at a press conference. Gan will remain as the Minister for Trade and Industry and replace Wong as the chairperson of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Lee Hsien Loong and Teo Chee Hean will be senior ministers in the new cabinet, said Wong, who will remain as the Finance Minister.

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