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PM Lee on weeklong leave, DPM Heng temporarily in charge

The Prime Minister will be on holiday from the 10 to the 16 of June

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Singapore— If you go walking around on one of the warm sunny days this week, you may just bump into the Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, who is taking a week off from June 10, Monday, to June 16, Sunday.

He wrote that he may just bump into some if us while going go #jalanjalan, so we should all keep our eyes open.

In his absence, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, will be acting Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister’s break was announced via a news release on Sunday night, June 9, on the website of the Prime Minister’s Office Singapore, which read, “Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be on leave from 10 to 16 June 2019. During his absence, Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance will be Acting Prime Minister.”

PM Lee also announced it on his Facebook page on Sunday, June 9, although his notice had a more playful tone and was accompanied by a photo of flowering cannas at Jurong Lake Park, photographed by the Prime Minister himself.

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Will be on leave for a week. Looking forward to spending time with family and catching up on my reading. Maybe I’ll see…

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday, June 9, 2019

At around 6:00 pm on Sunday night he wrote, Will be on leave for a week. Looking forward to spending time with family and catching up on my reading. Maybe I’ll see some of you when I go #jalanjalan! – LHL

Many commenters wrote in to wish the Prime Minister a good holiday, saying he deserves to take a rest after the hard work of running the country.

PM Lee’s post, which also appeared on his Twitter account, brought forth a number of invitations for the Prime Minister to visit people in various places.

One netizen reminded the Prime Minister to bring an umbrella, since it’s supposed to be a rainy week in Singapore.

Others took the Prime Minister rather literally and responded that they were looking forward to seeing him during his break, or regretted that they were away and would not be able to bump into him.

Yet others expressed confidence that DPM Heng would do a good job in PM Lee’s absence.

      

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