Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong fainted during the rally due to bad health conditions. The live broadcast was suspended as doctors attended him.
His officials said that “Mr Lee had been unsteady because of prolonged standing, heat and dehydratiom, his heart is fine and he did not have a stroke.” Although later he later resumed his speech to applause. Lee Hsien Loong, 64, has been in office since August 2004.
Lee Hsein Loong
Last year, he had surgery to remove his prostate gland. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in the 1990s but recovered. Mr Lee’s People’s Action Party (PAP) has been in power since 1959, when Singapore was still a self-governing British colony.
As PM resumed his speech, he said his government’s “top priority”would be preparing for succession. Mr Lee said a new prime minister “must be ready” to take office after the next general election.