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A reminder of the PAP-NTUC bond in a time of transition

In delivering the keynote address at the May Day Rally on his first day as Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat signalled to unionists the importance he places on the relationship between the People's Action Party (PAP) and NTUC.

His promotion to sole DPM at last week's Cabinet reshuffle had sent a clear message to the public that he is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's successor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2019, with the headline 'A reminder of the PAP-NTUC bond in a time of transition'. Print Edition | Subscribe