PM handover: Ministers' reflections of PM Lee's leadership & well-wishes to DPM Wong

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced on Apr. 15, 2024 that he will be handing over the prime minister role to his successor, current Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong on May 15, 2024.

The announcement has garnered well wishes from the current cabinet ministers across social media on Apr. 15. They thanked PM Lee for his leadership, while offering their support to DPM Wong.

Here's what they said:

Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean

Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, thanked PM Lee for his leadership as Prime Minister and also conveyed well wishes to Wong as the new Prime Minister.

"Let us work together for a smooth transition and look Forward to a successful future for Singapore."

DPM Heng

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Heng Swee Kiat, thanked PM Lee for his "selfless dedication and service."

He also congratulated Wong and gave his full support, adding that he is "confident that Singapore and Singaporeans will continue to thrive under your leadership."

"Over the past 20 years, PM has led Singapore with quiet wisdom and a steady hand. We had to navigate many episodes of uncertainty, from the Global Financial Crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, to today’s fractured geopolitical environment," Heng said.

Heng added,

"I am grateful to have benefitted from PM’s guidance and wisdom over the past decade, and especially during the COVID-19 crisis when we made the decision to seek President’s approval to tap on past reserves to save lives and livelihoods. It always reminds me of our responsibility to steward Singapore well for the future generations, and keep Singapore shining for a long time to come."

K Shanmugam

Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, K Shanmugam, highlighted that the country has progressed tremendously during PM Lee's service in the last 20 years.

"It's been a tremend...

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