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Cabinet Reshuffle: Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah and S Iswaran to Take On New Ministerial Roles

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Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah and S Iswaran will take on new roles following the latest Cabinet reshuffle.

There will be no changes to the ministers helming the Defence, Health, Law, Home affairs, Foreign Affairs, and Transport portfolios.

Ms Indranee, currently the Senior Minister of State for Law, will be named a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education.

NTUC secretary-general and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing, will head the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Current MTI minister S Iswaran will be appointed Minister for Communications and Information.

Still, he will remain in the Trade and Industry Minister as the Minister in Charge of Trade Relations.

Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung will be Education Minister overseeing the entire ministry.

His previous MOE partner, Ng Chee Meng, has been moved to lead NTUC.

Edwin Tong, an MP for Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC), will be named Senior Minister of State for Law.

Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad will be appointed Minister of State for National Development and Manpower.

Jurong GRC MP Tan Wu Meng will be Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Trade and Industry.

Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MP Sun Xueling will be appointed as a Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and National Development.

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say, Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim and Trade and Industry (Trade) Minister Lim Hng Kiang will retire from the Cabinet but remain as MPs.

Lim will be appointed Special Adviser to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

Josephine Teo has been promoted to Manpower Minister, replacing the outgoing Lim Swee Say.

The majority of the changes will take place from 1 May 2018.

 

 

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