Lunch With Sumiko: 2020 feels like a lifetime for Lawrence Wong

Thrust into the spotlight as co-chair of the government task force on Covid-19, Lawrence Wong has come into his own. Executive Editor Sumiko Tan sits down with the Education Minister, whom some pundits think could well be a contender for prime minister one day.

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Sumiko Tan meets Lawrence Wong, Education Minister and co-chair of the multi-ministry task force tackling Covid-19. They discuss the events of the past year and Mr Wong's hopes for Singapore's future.
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Midway through my lunch with Lawrence Wong, I feel a sneeze coming. The air-con has been blowing on my back and my nose is, suddenly and ominously, tingling.

We've both taken off our face masks and are dissecting our main course of poached sea bass.

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