Singapore set to pick finance chief Heng as premier Lee’s successor
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Singapore is expected to tap Finance Minister Heng Swee Keatas the de facto successor to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday, kicking off the city-state’s third leadership transition in its 53-year history.
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