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Singapore PM hopefuls take to TikTok as clock ticks on decision

Finance, health ministers jump on video app ahead of key ruling party vote

Singapore's Health Minister Ong Ye Kung, left, and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong are both using TikTok to connect with the public. (Screenshots from TikTok accounts) 

SINGAPORE -- In a departure from the usually staid world of Singaporean government, two rising political stars have increasingly been trying something fresh: posting clips on video-sharing app TikTok.

While their content may not be the most colorful on a platform famous for everything from viral dances to dubious pranks, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong have already racked up millions of views as the city-state starts to focus on who will be its first new leader in around two decades.

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