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Chipping away at inequality, slowly but surely

Mr Ong Ye Kung thinks of himself as an agent of change. Since taking over the full education portfolio this month, he has stressed the point in back-to-back interviews.

He told The Straits Times that he is "more reformist by nature", noting that others in the fourth-generation team are "very strong in terms of preserving institutions". It is important to have both types in a team, he said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2018, with the headline 'Chipping away at inequality, slowly but surely'. Print Edition | Subscribe