13 Sep '17, 7am

Singapore's political succession plans in disarray

He served in the Singapore Armed Forces for almost 24 years before turning to politics in 2011, with roles in a number of ministries. He's also the President of the Singapore National Olympic Council, and an advisor to the National Council of Social Service. Add to these events the scare that Lee gave to the nation when he nearly collapsed while delivering Singapore's version of the "State of Union" address one year ago , it is clear that political succession is facing a huge setback. The nomination of Tan, 49, as Speaker, a role he started on Monday, is the most intriguing and leaves many awkward questions which have yet to be answered fully. Singapore PAP members (front L to R) Edwin Tong, Seah Kian Peng, Tan Chuan-Jin, former prime minister Goh Chok Tong and Fatimah Lateef on September 1, 2015. For instance, why move a high-flying military general, who was hand-picked t...

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