10 must-reads for today

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy military band performing at the 70th anniversary celebration of the navy in Qingdao on Monday.
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy military band performing at the 70th anniversary celebration of the navy in Qingdao on Monday.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Minister Narendra Modi.
Minister Narendra Modi.PHOTO: REUTER

China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers yesterday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through mist and rain to mark 70 years since the founding of China's navy.

From May 1, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, will be Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister. The two current DPMs, Mr Teo Chee Hean, 64, and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, 62, will relinquish their appointments and remain in the Cabinet as Senior Ministers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe