The year in review - Politics

Singapore's 4G leaders step up

As 2018 draws to a close, The Sunday Times writers look back on key highlights of the yeargone by, and give a preview of what to expect in 2019. Nation needs more open political leaders who are willing to share power with the people

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This is the year my generation stepped up from the side into the front and centre of political and public life.

2018 began with much anxiety over political succession that ebbed and flowed over the ensuing months, reaching a feverish pitch when the ruling People's Action Party held its party conference on Nov 11.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline Singapore's 4G leaders step up . Subscribe