Heng Swee Keat: Hard worker with a steady hand

Singapore's finance chief catches the eye for his Herculean work ethic rather than flashy policies ... and his safe and stable approach is just what the Lion City needs.

Heng Swee Keat: Hard worker with a steady hand

Heng Swee Keat has proved a capable shepherd of one of Asia’s most stable economies. He has also demonstrated a mind-boggling work ethic. 

Heng collapsed during a cabinet meeting in May, and was later diagnosed as having had a severe stroke. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the deputy prime minister, took his place. But when Heng awoke from a coma six days later, he reportedly asked Is there a cabinet meeting today’

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