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Face to watch in 2019: Chan Chun Sing, PAP leader

Mr Chan Chun Sing could take on a higher profile role when the Cabinet is reshuffled.
Mr Chan Chun Sing could take on a higher profile role when the Cabinet is reshuffled.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Amid a rising tide of protectionism in the world, he has the demanding role of Trade and Industry Minister, but Mr Chan Chun Sing, 49, is set to have even more on his plate.

Mr Chan was named second assistant secretary-general of the People's Action Party last month. Mr Heng Swee Keat was appointed to the first assistant role, seen as a precursor to being prime minister.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Chan Chun Sing, PAP leader'. Print Edition | Subscribe