PM succession doesn't have to follow old ways

PM succession doesn’t have to follow old ways

Chan Chun Sing’s promotion to full minister back in August reignited discussion on who is poised to be the next Prime Minister. Succession is expected around the year 2020. Most observers believe Heng Swee Keat and Mr Chan are frontrunners for the job, followed by the likes of Tan Chuan Jin and Lawrence Wong. All four, with Sim Ann, were part of the newly elected “fabulous five” in the 2011 General Election. Prevalent in the discussion is the legitimate concern that should one of these end up as the next PM, he or she will have less than ten years…