Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Next Prime Minister “likely” to be already in the cabinet

PM Lee: I’d like to hand over to a successor after the next election

Reporter: He suggested a six- to nine-month timeline for the 16 4G ministers to come up with a leader of their own. What are your thoughts on this?

PM Lee: Well, ESM is "speaking with the privilege of watching things rather than being responsible to make it happen". I think we know it is a very serious matter, it’s a pressing issue, as the younger ministers have already said in their statement. They know my timetable. After the next election, earlier rather than later, I would like to hand over to a successor.

I think that the team is taking shape. The dynamics amongst them, they’re working it out. They are learning to work together and also they need a bit of time for Singaporeans to get a feel of them, not just be known as public figures, but to be responsible for significant policies and making significant policies, to carrying them to justifying them, defending them, adapting them and making them work. And showing that they deserve to lead. And I think that will be done in good time, as they say, I would not be able to say for certain that it would be settled in the the next six to nine months but it will have to be done in good time. I’m confident it will be.


No new deputy prime ministers expected to be appointed after the Budget: PM Lee
However, Mr Lee is “not expecting to have new deputy prime ministers after the Budget"

Mr Lee’s comments follow a Facebook post by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong  which said that having the People’s Action Party’s 4th generation leadership in place & settled is an “urgent challenge” in 2018. Mr Goh added that he hoped the current cohort of younger officeholders would identify a leader from amongst themselves in 6 to 9 months.

Mr Lee said that he would not be able to say for certain if they would be able to choose a leader in that time frame, but is confident that “it would be done in good time".

Mr Lee also said that Mr Goh was "speaking with the privilege of watching things", rather than being responsible for making them happen.


Leaders must be upfront with people, says Minister Chan Chun Sing
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing. TNP FOTO: DESMOND WEE

To earn the trust of the people, each generation of Singapore's leaders needs to be upfront, accountable & also find new ways to communicate, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing said yesterday.

Only then can leadership teams make difficult but necessary decisions, while still keeping faith with the people, he added.

Mr Chan - tipped as one of the 3 front runners to be Singapore's fourth prime minister - laid out his vision of how each generation of leaders should carry out its duties.


4G ministers a team of serious-minded people: Heng Swee Keat

Singapore's 4th generation ministers are a team of "serious-minded people" who are working together very well, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Jan 22).

He, along with Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing & Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung, has been tipped to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong when he steps down.

At a conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, the Finance Minister was asked by Mediacorp's Chief Customer Officer Debra Soon, who was the panel moderator, how ready he was to lead the 4th-generation team.


Good not to be constrained by 'artificial deadline': Ong Ye Kung on picking next PM
Minister Ong Ye Kung giving out goodie bags as part of the We Care event. (foto: Rachelle Lee)

Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills) Ong Ye Kung said on Sunday (Jan 28) it is good that Singapore leaders are not constrained by an "artificial deadline" when choosing the next prime minister from among the country's younger ministers.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday that he would not be able to say for certain if a leader could be chosen in 6 to 9 months, which was the time frame suggested by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in an earlier Facebook post.

Giving his thoughts on the matter, Mr Ong, who is also the Second Minister for Defence, said: "PM has said that it will need a while longer. I think it's useful. As our younger-generation ministers have said, we would select somebody to be the leader among us in good time.”


PM Lee’s Latest On 4G Leadership is the Reason We Don’t Care About Politics

If you’ve already placed your bets on who would become the next Prime Minister, too bad—you’ll need to wait for another year at least.

After weeks of speculation about PM Lee’s successor, the man in the top seat threw a curveball by announcing yesterday he would not appoint a new Deputy Prime Minister in the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle, expected to take place after the Budget on Feb 19.

PM Lee’s rationale is that Singaporeans need more time to get a feel of the 4G leadership, who will be given more leadership roles in the reshuffle. They need to be known not just as public figures, “but to be responsible for significant policies … carrying them, justifying them, defending them, adapting them, making them work, and showing that they deserve to lead.”


What will the next Singaporean PM offer
Lee Hsien Loong has indicated he will step down as Prime Minister after the next election. Who will succeed him and what will this mean for Singapore?

Lee Hsien Loong threw the hungry public a bone on who might succeed him as Prime Minister of Singapore. Lee, 65, revealed he would step down as Prime Minister before the age of 70, after the next election. He admitted in an interview that his successor would “very likely” be from the ministers already in his cabinet.

Who are the frontrunners? Deputy Prime Ministers Teo Chee Hean, 62, and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, 60, are approaching Lee’s age themselves. This means the Deputy Prime Ministers are extremely unlikely to be in contention as his successor.

Recent cabinet reshuffles indicate the next prime minister comes from the fourth generation of Singaporean leadership. The frontrunners among this younger group are Chan Chun Sing, Heng Swee Keat and Ong Ye Kung.


Will the Next PM Have the Guts to Step Out of Lee Hsien Loong’s Shadow?


A couple of times last year, I found myself discussing with my friends, over drinks of course, the inevitable conundrum that is the next prime minister.


We rattled off the various appointments each potential successor to Lee Hsien Loong held, and compared who was most qualified to take the top seat. Those working in the civil service even had one or two tidbits about each candidate’s quirks and working styles to share.

Yet our debates always remained inconclusive because we weren’t able to pick out a single standout minister whom we thought deserved to be the next PM.

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Choice of Singapore's 4th PM not as obvious as previous successions, say past & present PAP politicians
Many believe the race for the prime minister's post has narrowed to 3 contenders: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing & Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung.FOTOS: ST FILE

In 1984, the decision was made over coffee, orange juice and chocolate cake after dinner at then Finance Minister Tony Tan's home in Bukit Timah. The group settled on Mr Goh Chok Tong "fairly quickly".

In 2004, it was a pow-wow over a lunch hosted by then Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng at the Istana. The meeting was short because "the choice was clear": Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

This time, it won't be as easy. Current & former People's Action Party politicians say the choice of Singapore's fourth PM is not as obvious, compared to the previous 2 successions.



16 4G Ministers Acknowledge Importance Of PM Succession, Will Choose A Leader “In Good Time”
So what happened that led to this revelation?

In a rather surprising move, Singapore’s Fourth Generation of Ministers have come together to release a joint statement on Thursday (4 Jan) stating that they were aware of the pressing matter that is identifying Singapore’s next Prime Minister.

According to TODAY, they also said that Singapore’s political stability makes us different from many other countries, and that “smooth leadership succession has instilled confidence amongst Singaporeans and our friends around the world”.

PM Lee’s planned retirement after the next General Election means finding a leader is of the utmost importance now.



Singapore's younger office holders will settle on a potential leader 'in good time'
Singapore Parliament in session (File photo: TODAY)

The younger generation of S'pore leaders is "keenly aware" that leadership succession is "a pressing issue", given that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said he intends to step down after the next General Election.

"We are conscious of our responsibility, are working closely together as a team, and will settle on a leader from amongst us in good time," said the 16 office holders on Thursday (Jan 4) in a joint response to media queries.

The 16 are: Chan Chun Sing, Chee Hong Tat, Grace Fu, Heng Swee Keat, Koh Poh Koon, Desmond Lee, Masagos Zulkifli, Ng Chee Meng, Ong Ye Kung, Janil Puthucheary, Indranee Rajah, S Iswaran, Sim Ann, Tan Chuan-Jin, Josephine Teo & Lawrence Wong.



Singapore's 4G team to pick leader 'in good time'

In their first joint comment on the issue of succession, the ruling People's Action Party's fourth-generation leadership team members said they would pick a leader among themselves "in good time".

The 16 office-holders were responding yesterday to Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's call on Sunday for the team to do so in six to nine months.

One of those in the running to become Singapore's fourth prime minister, Mr Ong Ye Kung, told The Straits Times that he has already made his choice of whom he thought should lead, but added that it would be inappropriate to put oneself forward.



Succession Planning Called Into Question

Lee Hsien Loong became Prime Minister in 2004. The same year, Ho Ching became CEO of Temasek Holdings. So this year, Singapore’s power couple celebrate their 14th anniversary as the most powerful man and most powerful woman.

After 14 long years, it seems nothing has changed. They are both snug in their positions, with no sign that either is going away anytime soon.

Even Goh Chok Tong has seemingly grown impatient, setting a New Year’s deadline for PM Lee to designate the next PM within six to nine months, calling it an “urgent challenge.”


WHY IS SINGAPORE PM LEE HSIEN LOONG MOVING YOUNG GUN MINISTER FROM CABINET TO THE SPEAKER’S CHAIR?

Singapore has inched closer to finding out who will succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, after the premier surprised the Lion City by reassigning a popular minister thought to be among six contenders for the top job.

The prime minister’s announcement on Wednesday that he was recommending the social and family development minister Tan Chuan-Jin as the city state’s next parliament speaker was “confounding and confusing”, one observer said, as the move all but snuffed out the former army brigadier general’s chances for top political leadership.

Tan will need to quit as a cabinet minister to take up his new role. He will be appointed by lawmakers when parliament next sits on Monday. The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) holds 83 out of 89 elected seats. The speaker position fell vacant in August after the incumbent Halimah Yacob resigned to stand in the country’s impending presidential election.


WHY SINGAPOREANS ARE ANXIOUS TO KNOW WHO WILL REPLACE PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG

For several hours last Monday, the digital coffee shop conversations of Singaporeans were animated by news that a member of the government had put up his hand to say he was willing and able to be prime minister.

Chan Chun Sing, a 48-year-old minister, was quoted by Reuters as saying he was “prepared to become next PM if called upon”.

The report on Chan’s remarks at the Foreign Correspondents Association lunch was immediately refuted by the government, which accused the wire agency of publishing a “fabricated” headline. Although Chan was responding to a direct question about his own desire for the top job, his answer referred to all members of the government needing to be prepared for the role.


Singapore’s PM-in-waiting commits a major blunder


Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to reporters on February 3. Photo: AFP
Things have taken a distinct turn for the worse for Singapore’s long-ruling People’s Action Party, which is often, and naively, touted as super-efficient and incorruptible.

In a way, it’s the Lance Armstrong Syndrome: No one thought an all-American boy who won the Tour de France seven times, beat cancer and raised funds for charities could be a dope-fuelled, lying, thuggish cheat.

Those who tried to reveal the truth were often ridiculed – at least, until the facts piled up and Armstrong’s denials became increasingly implausible until finally he confessed.


Singapore minister says he, and his colleagues, all prepared to become next PM if called upon
Minister Chan Chun Sing meets with journalists at an event in Singapore October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

One of the contenders to be Singapore’s next leader, cabinet member Chan Chun Sing, on Monday said he and his colleagues had an obligation to be ready to take on the job.

In rare comments about succession by a public official, Chan said whoever took over was unlikely to drastically change the government’s policy direction.

“All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called upon,” Chan, a former army chief, told journalists at a Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore briefing, when asked if he would like the job of prime minister.

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Next Prime Minister will not cause 'huge discontinuity': Chan Chun Sing
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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing said that the next premier of Singapore will not be someone who causes “huge discontinuity”.

Calling the fourth generation of Singapore leaders – which includes himself – a “finite permutation”, Chan noted, “In Singapore, you’re not going to expect as if, if person A becomes the Prime Minister versus person B, that the direction is going to be so diametrically opposite as to cause a huge discontinuity or disruption.”

Speaking to members of the Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) at a lunch forum on Monday (30 October), Chan was responding to a question from Yahoo News Singapore on whether he would be the next PM, and if he wanted to become Singapore’s fourth post-independence leader.

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Direction S'pore takes will not be 'diametrically opposite' regardless of who is next PM: Minister Chan
Direction S’pore takes will not be ‘diametrically opposite’ regardless of who is next PM: Minister Chan
The direction S'pore takes in future will not be completely different regardless of who becomes Singapore’s next Prime Minister, said Minister in the PMO Chan Chun Sing. Photo: AFP

The direction Singapore takes in future will not be completely different regardless of who becomes Singapore’s next Prime Minister, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing on Monday (Oct 31).

Speaking at a lunch forum organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association (Singapore), he was responding to questions on whether he was going to be the next Prime Minister & if the successor has been identified.

“In Singapore, you’re not going to expect as if person A becomes the Prime Minister versus person B, that the direction is going to be so diametrically opposite as to cause a huge discontinuity or disruptions,” Mr Chan said.

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There will be continuity regardless of who becomes next PM, says Chan Chun Sing
The front runners to take over from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong include (from left) Chan Chun Sing, Heng Swee Keat and Ong Ye Kung. FOTO: ST FILE

No matter who becomes the next PM from the team of fourth generation leaders, there will be "business continuity" in Singapore, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing said on Monday (Oct 30).

This is because the overall set of policies would have been "thought through by the team, carried by the team, owned by the team", said Mr Chan, one of the leading prospects for the post.

Factors such as personality & style make a difference "at the margins", but they do not affect the country's overall policy direction, he added.

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Chan Chun Sing: All 4th generation leaders must be ready to be PM when called upon

The search for the next Prime Minister is on

PM Lee Hsien Loong, 65, had publicly said he would step down after the next election before he turns 70.

He revealed recently in an interview that the candidate is “very likely” to be in the cabinet already.

On Monday (Oct. 30), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing, told journalists at a Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore briefing that the fourth generation leaders — a reference to the new leadership team which includes him, must be ready to take on the job when called upon.

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One statement by Minister Chan Chun Sing, many headlines
Clockwise from top left: Heng Swee Keat, Chan Chun Sing, Ong Ye Kung, Tan Chuan-Jin, Ng Chee Meng and Lawrence Wong

Who will be the next PM of Singapore? That’s a topic that always draws eyeballs. And many media outlets know it.

So when PM Lee or any of the front-runners say anything about it, you can be sure that media outlets will write about it (yes yes … we are also guilty of it). But with media outlets trying to capture eyeballs, some will resort to click-bait headlines.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing, had a dialogue session over lunch with members of the Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) this afternoon (30 Oct 2017).

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No, Reuters — Chan Chun Sing Didn’t Really Say He’s “Prepared To Become Next Prime Minister”
Chan Chun Sing Urged 4G Politicians To Be Ready If They Are Chosen To Be Singapore’s Next PM

Everybody who read Reuters’ article on Chan Chun Sing’s quotes yesterday (30 Oct) might be forgiven for thinking that the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office is gunning for his boss’ job. In case you’re one of the 10 people who hasn’t seen it yet, here’s the headline the British news agency ran with.

He’s basically saying that all of the leaders in his batch have to be ready to take over as Prime Minister, should any one of them be called up for promotion. And the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) isn’t too happy with Reuters’ misquote.

According to The Straits Times, MCI sent a statement past midnight on Tuesday (31 Oct) and said Reuters had chosen to publish “a fabricated headline” which suggested Mr Chan was “prepared to serve as PM”. MCI also said that “It is irresponsible of a wire agency like Reuters to fabricate quotes like this”. However, based on Mr Chan’s comments, it seems that no one is gunning for the job, not explicitly at least.

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Chan Chun Sing: Lee Family Feud Shows Government Tackles Difficult Issues Head-On
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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Maj-Gen Chan Chun Sing, said today at a dialogue with the Foregn Correspondents Association that the Singapore government tackles difficult issues head-on without dodging responsibility.

He was referring to the government’s management of the 38 Oxley Road saga – a public tussle between the late Lee Kuan Yew’s house by his children, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, which saw the Lee family’s dirty linen aired in in front of the international community.

Even details such as PM Lee not inviting his siblings, Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling to Chinese New Year reunion dinner were thrown into the spotlight.

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Chan Chun Sing said he is prepared to become the next PM if called upon

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing has told news agency Reuters that he is prepared to become the nation’s next Prime Minister if called upon.

According to an article released this evening, the 47-year-old Minister told journalists at a Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore briefing that he had an obligation to be ready to take on the head of government role.

The cabinet member added that the next Prime Minister, whomever he may be, was unlikely to drastically change the government’s policy direction.

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Chan Chun Sing: I did not say I don’t want to be Prime Minister


When questioned point-blank by foreign reporters whether if he has ambition to be the next Prime Minister, Minister Chan Chun Sing tacitly admitted so like Halimah Yacob:
“All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called upon. I will repeat what Minister Khaw Boon Wan has shared: ‘In Singapore, leadership is a responsibility to be borne, not a position to be sought.'”
The former army general who is the forerunner of the Prime Minister contest also commented that there will be no difference even when Lee Hsien Loong steps down:
“In Singapore, you are not going to expect, if person A becomes the Prime Minister versus person B, that the direction is going to be so diametrically opposite as to cause a huge discontinuity or disruption… I accept every leader has got his own style and personality … but by and large, those are not the determining factors. At the margins, the personality, style, all that makes a bit of a difference, but the central policy direction is determined by the team.”
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Minister Chan Chun Sing expresses readiness to be the next PM
Labour chief Chan Chun Sing speaks at the Temasek Polytechnic graduation ceremony (Source: The Straits Times)

Cabinet member Chan Chun Sing, as one of the contenders to be Singapore's next leader, told journalists at a Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore briefing on Monday (30 Oct), "All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called upon," when asked if he would like the job of prime minister.

He said that he and his colleagues had an obligation to be ready to take on the job.

According to Reuters, Mr Chan, a former army general who served for more than two decades before entering politics in 2011, stated that whoever took over was unlikely to drastically change the government’s policy direction.

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Next Prime Minister “likely” to be already in the cabinet

In a Channel NewsAsia report dated 19 October (Thursday), it is reported that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he is ready to step down as Singapore’s leader and that his successor is “very likely” already in the Cabinet.

Responding to a question during a CNBC interview on whether he was ready to step down in a couple of years, the PM said, "I'm ready."

"What I need to make sure of is somebody is ready to take over from me," he added.

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