In Your Opinion Podcast: Singapore’s 4G refresh of the social compact should include politics

Commentators will be parsing Mr Lawrence Wong's background and personality traits, hoping to understand his politics. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Synopsis: The Straits Times' opinion editor Grace Ho takes a hard look at political and social issues of the day with her expert guests.

In this episode, she and her guest - ST's associate editor Chua Mui Hoong - look at Singapore's fourth generation (4G) leadership renewal with Finance Minister Lawrence Wong at the helm, what the 4G's refresh of the social compact could look like, and who could lead the charge in the next general election.

Highlights (click/tap above):

01:10 How is this 4G political succession the same as, and different from, previous political successions

05:00 When the next general election is likely to be held, and whether Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong or Mr Lawrence Wong will lead the election

9:00 The 4G's key policy priorities including renewing Singapore's social compact

11:24 How the PAP and the opposition can co-exist in an era of greater political contestation

14:55 How much does personality matter in politics, and will it be a different Singapore under Mr Wong

Read Chua Mui Hoong's article on how the 4G refresh of the social compact should include politics here:

Produced by: Grace Ho (, and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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