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Indranee Rajah

She co-chaired the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. These are part of Singapore's efforts to gear up to become the leading one-stop shop for international dispute resolution.

She also led a review which resulted in SkillsFuture, a national movement to align education with economic demand, career guidance and lifelong learning.



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Leadership transition: never a straight line

While there may be bumps in the road to leadership renewal – ultimately it is not about speed, but coming to the best decision for the country.

And there remain four worthy “contenders” in Chan Chun Sing, Ong Ye Kung, Lawrence Wong and Desmond Lee, each with their own strengths. Not forgetting – with age on their side to take the country forward into greater decades to come.



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Unexpected turn of events is setback for succession planning: statement from 4G Leaders and Members

The 4G Team describes the unexpected turn of events as a setback for succession planning. They said in a statement, "We recognise that Singaporeans will be concerned. We seek your support and understanding, as we choose another leader for the team. We will continue working as a team to serve our people, and to earn the confidence and trust of all Singaporeans."

The Team is glad that DPM Heng will remain a member of their team, and will continue in his roles as DPM and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies. "We have all benefited from his experience and expertise, and we look forward to his continued advice and contributions as we navigate our recovery and chart Singapore's path forward."



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Letter exchange between PM Lee Hsien Loong & DPM Heng Swee Keat

We need a leader who will not only rebuild Singapore post-COVID-19 but also lead the next phase of our nation-building effort. Having worked with you, ESM Goh Chok Tong and MM Lee Kuan Yew, I know that the top job imposes exceptional demand on the officeholder. In a very different post-COVID-19 world, the demands will be even more exacting. While I am in good health today, it is in the best interests of the nation for someone who is younger to tackle the huge challenges ahead.

After careful deliberation and discussion with my family, I have decided to step aside as leader of the 4G team, so that a younger leader who will have a longer runway can take over. It will be for the 4G team to choose this person, and I stand ready to support the next leader.

I appreciate the support of Singaporeans and have made this decision with the best interests of Singapore and Singaporeans at heart.



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