The mandarins who support the ministers

While much attention has focused on political succession, renewal in the civil service is equally important

Renewal in the public service ranks is as important as renewal in the political ranks. PHOTO: VINCENT CHIANG
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The resumption of plans to build Changi Airport's Terminal 5 has been front-page news this week.

Plans for the new terminal were put on hold during the pandemic, as national borders closed worldwide and air travel was decimated.

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