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Covid-19 crisis a chance for 4G to step up

The pandemic was a baptism of fire for the 4G leadership, who helmed the country's response. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

The issue of political succession has cropped up again, after former deputy prime minister S. Jayakumar urged the Prime Minister to stay on to lead Singapore, if the Covid-19 crisis continues.

In a new book on governance (Governing: A Singapore Perspective) and in media interviews to promote the book, Prof Jayakumar said: "If 'normalcy' has been restored before the next GE, I think the public will support his desire to step down as PM.

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