What 4G Cabinet Ministers are reading

Ahead of National Reading Day on Saturday, The Straits Times peeks into the reading lists and habits of some of the ministers

(Clockwise from top left) Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, Ministe
(Clockwise from top left) Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister's Office and Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress Ng Chee Meng and Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong.PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MINISTRY OF CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH, ALVIN HO, ONG YE KUNG, FACEBOOK/INFOCOMM MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, ST FILE

What are Singapore's next generation of Cabinet Ministers reading? Do they read on screen or in print? And where, given the work of keeping the country running, do they find the time?

The reading lists of political leaders are often closely scrutinised. Former United States president Barack Obama's reading lists are hotly anticipated, with his latest list putting the spotlight on African writers ahead of his Kenya and South Africa tour.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2018, with the headline 'What 4G Cabinet Ministers are reading'. Print Edition | Subscribe