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LEE HSIEN LOONG

Singapore's new prime minister, Lawrence Wong (left), shakes hands with his predecessor, Lee Hsien Loong, during the swearing-in ceremony at the Istana in Singapore on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 16, 2024
Singapore’s riches grew under its leader. So did discontent.
On Wednesday, the Southeast Asian country’s third prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, handed the reins to his deputy, the first leadership change in nearly 20 years.
Lawrence Wong, Singapore's next prime minister
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 15, 2024
Singapore's next prime minister is guitar-wielding Lawrence Wong
Lawrence Wong, the first leader to have been born after Singapore's independence in 1965, is set to succeed Lee Hsien Loong as prime minister on Wednesday.
Lee Hsien Loong steps down as Singapore's prime minister on Wednesday, passing the baton to his deputy Lawrence Wong, the second non-member of the Lee family to lead the wealthy Asian nation.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 15, 2024
Lee Hsien Loong, the scion PM who modernized Singapore and stifled dissent
He has left his own imprint on the wealthy city-state after steering it through a global financial crisis and pandemic while diversifying its economy.
Singapore Prime Minister-designate Lawrence Wong at the Group of 20 finance ministers' meeting in Indonesia in 2022
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 14, 2024
Singapore PM-designate Lawrence Wong keeps old guard in reshuffle
Wong picked Trade Minister Gan Kim Yong as his deputy, keeping the Cabinet of outgoing leader Lee Hsien Loong largely intact.
Lee Hsien Loong might not stray far from politics, having said previously that he will remain at the "new PM’s disposal” after the handover.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Singapore charts new path after half-century of Lee family rule
Lee Hsien Loong announced that he will step aside next month after 20 years as prime minister and hand the reins over to Lawrence Wong.
The curtain is closing on the Lee dynasty's leadership of Singapore. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced his resignation, which could come next year, and the handing of power to deputy Lawrence Wong.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 10, 2023
Singapore contemplates the end of the Lee political era
Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced his resignation, marking the end of his dynasty's leadership and a new chapter in Singapore's politics.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
China unlikely to launch ‘D-Day’ on Taiwan, Singapore PM says
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong downplayed concerns, saying China isn’t "trigger happy” about taking over the island.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attends an Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Jakarta in September.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 5, 2023
Singapore’s prime minister to step aside before next polls
Lee Hsien Loong has been leader for almost two decades and the People’s Action Party has long telegraphed a power transition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 6, 2023
Japan and Singapore leaders affirm alignment on rules-based global order
Fumio Kishida and Lee Hsien Loong have reaffirmed their commitment to uphold the rules-based international order amid challenges from Russia and China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2022
Japan and Singapore to launch talks on defense equipment transfer pact
Japan and Singapore will start negotiations to reach a deal on the transfer of defense equipment and technology, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 23, 2021
Kishida and Thai prime minister affirm close ties in phone talks
Prayut Chan-ocha congratulated Kishida on taking office and expressed hope for stronger bilateral relations during the call.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 12, 2021
Hong Kong risks global status as Singapore opens up to world
The divergence is raising questions about Hong Kong's future as a regional hub, particularly among an expat business community.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 9, 2021
Singapore leader pushes for living with COVID-19 — without the fear
Now that the disease has become more manageable with a higher vaccination rate, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government should 'drastically simplify” its health protocols.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 30, 2021
Singapore PM vows moves to ‘defuse resentments over foreigners’
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pledged to tighten restrictions on foreign workers, tackling an issue that has stirred anger in the traditionally open city-state as it recovers from a pandemic-induced recession.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 23, 2021
Kamala Harris announces U.S. supply-chain initiative with Singapore
Harris sought to reassure allies in Asia over Washington's commitment to the region, as she faced a volley of questions on Afghanistan during a visit to Singapore.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 4, 2021
Singapore leader urges China and U.S. to stem deteriorating ties
The U.S. is not in terminal decline, as some in Beijing believe, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. Equally, 'China is not going to disappear. This is not the Soviet Union.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 26, 2021
Singapore to lift import restrictions on food from Fukushima
Singapore is among 54 countries and regions that placed restrictions on imports from Japan following the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 complex.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 18, 2021
Singapore bloggers turn to crowdfunding to pay defamation bills
Blogs provide an avenue for government criticism in a country that ranks among the worst in the world for press freedom.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 12, 2021
Singapore faces biggest-ever challenge to succession planning
The rumblings started shortly after Singapore’s ruling party won 89% of seats in last year’s election.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Apr 1, 2021
Quiet Singapore turns up volume on Myanmar as regional fears grow
Worries over regional instability and the credibility of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations bloc in the face of China's increasing power are driving the country's stance, some say.

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