PM Lee to go on local leave from June 7-11, no acting PM appointed

Taking 5 days leave.

Nyi Nyi Thet | June 06, 2021, 06:00 PM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be going on leave from June 7 to 11.

No Acting Prime Minister will be appointed as PM Lee will remain contactable throughout this period.

Source: E-gazette.

PM previously took local leave with no acting PM too

PM Lee also previously took leave for a much longer time from December 17 to 31, with no acting PM.

No acting PM was appointed during the period, as he would remain contactable.

According to The Straits Times, the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Chang Li Lin had then clarified that Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat would also be on local leave on some days while PM Lee was on leave.

SM Teo as Acting PM in PM Lee's absence

In April 2021, Heng Swee Keat stepped aside as leader of the 4G.

PM Lee therefore reverted to the previous arrangement where Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean becomes acting PM when PM Lee is absent.

PM Lee, in response to the media on who will be the Acting PM on April 8. 2021, said that appointing SM Teo is "the interim arrangement until such time as the 4G chooses a new leader from among themselves".

Images from PM Lee's Facebook