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Jo “Dollars and Cents” Teo Promoted to Manpower Minister


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

She will take over the post from 1 May 2018.

Teo is currently the Second Minister for Manpower, Second Minister for Home Affairs, and a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, and MP for Bishan Toa-Payoh GRC.

She will remain as Second Minister for Home Affairs.

The move is part of the latest Cabinet reshuffle, which also sees Chan Chun Sing, S Iswaran and Indranee Rajah taking on new ministerial roles.

49-year-old Teo is infamous for some of the best quotes to rock the Singapore political scene.

On the issue of whether national servicemen are receiving fair compensation, she said that service for the country cannot be measured in dollars and cents.

National servicemen currently receive an allowance that is about 30 percent that of a regular junior officer’s monthly salaries during their 2 years of enlistment.

Teo also coined that notoriously popular “You need a very small space to have sex” phrase, when commenting on the issue of whether young people are not getting their flats early enough to have kids.

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