Singapore PM’s brother says will not contest city-state election

Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, sits for a coffee after been presented membership to the opposition Progress Singapore Party at at an event at the Tiong Bahru Market in Singapore on June 24, 2020. – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s estranged brother has joined an opposition group helmed by a former ruling party stalwart, as a bitter family feud reignited ahead of next month’s elections. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SINGAPORE, Jun 30, 2020, Reuters. The Singapore prime minister’s estranged brother Lee Hsien Yang said on Tuesday that he will not contest the July 10 election as the deadline for candidates to submit their nominations passed, The Star reported.

Asked if he would contest the election in a text message, Lee Hsien Yang said: “I am not”.

(Reporting by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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