PM Lee Will Go On Leave Till 19 Jun, Lawrence Wong To Be Acting PM

PM Lee Plans To Go Jalan Jalan While On Leave, DPM Wong Will Be Acting PM For 1st Time

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has had a busy week.

Besides meeting Japan’s Prime Minister during his official visit to Singapore, he also met defence ministers from three countries who were here for the Shangri-La Dialogue.

He will now take a well-deserved break by going on leave from 13 to 19 Jun.

Source: Lee Hsien Loong on Facebook

Newly promoted Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong will be acting PM during this period.

PM Lee on leave for 1 week

In a Facebook post on Sunday (12 Jun), PM Lee said he would go on local leave for one week. His leave period starts tomorrow (13 Jun) and will end next Sunday (19 Jun).

As he will be staying in Singapore during this time, he plans to do mundane things like catching up on his reading.

However, we do know that Mr Lee enjoys a jalan jalan outdoors, so he’s also planning to do that.

Those who want to catch a glimpse of him out and about may wish to note that he attached a photo of the Kingfisher Wetlands at the Gardens by the Bay, taken by himself.

Source: Lee Hsien Loong on Facebook

Is this a hint that he may go there for his jalan jalan?

He only said that he would update Singaporeans if he came across anything interesting and urged everyone to “stay safe and healthy”.

DPM Wong will be Acting PM

The last time Mr Lee went on leave in Dec 2021, no Acting Prime Minister was appointed. This time round, things will be different.

According to a short statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, DPM Wong will be Acting PM throughout this period.

Mr Wong, who is also Finance Minister, is set to be promoted to DPM on 13 Jun.

Now it turns out that not only will he assume that weighty position, but he’ll also temporarily take over the reins of the PM on the same day.

Source: Lee Hsien Loong on Facebook

This will be the first time that Mr Wong is acting PM.

The promotion came after he was chosen as the People’s Action Party’s (PAP’s) 4G leader in April.

May PM Lee’s leave be restful

Even our Prime Minister needs a break once in a while, so we hope Mr Lee has a restful leave.

Singaporeans may also look forward to catching sight of him as he goes jalan jalan — or perhaps even be snapped by him in one of his photos.

We wish Mr Wong all the best in his week as acting PM.

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Featured image adapted from Lee Hsien Loong on Facebook

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