Singapore swears in its first new PM in two decades

Published on 15 May 2024 10:45:40 PM

Singapore's Lawrence Wong was sworn in on Wednesday (May 15) as its first new premier in 20 years and only its fourth leader since independence.

51-year-old Wong will retain his current position as finance minister and takes charge of a country led for two decades by Lee Hsien Loong, the 72-year-old son of Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who stayed in politics until his death in 2015.