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Tuck Yew, Yaacob: With Moulmein-Kallang Gone, Where are The Ministers Going Now?

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Coming to a GRC near you, or going one-on-one in an SMC fight?

That’s the biggest question for cabinet ministers Lui Tuck Yew (far right) and Yaacob Ibrahim (far left).

With the dissolution of Moulmein-Kallang GRC, their fate hangs in the balance.

Other MPs to be affected include Ms Denise Phua and Mr Edwin Tong.

Moulmein-Kallang GRC was the only GRC to be dissolved, in the EBRC’s changes to the electoral boundaries.

The area will now form parts of Holland-Bukit Timah, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Tanjong Pagar and Jalan Besar GRCs.

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew was just given a second portfolio earlier this year of Second Minister of Defence.

He has had his hands full recently, with the LTA heavily involved in rectifying the SMRT’s worst-ever train breakdown.

Yaacob Ibrahim also holds two portfolios, serving ad the  Minister for Communications and Information, and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs.

Best known for coining the term “ponding”, referring to floods along Orchard Road, he was recently in the spotlight, over the Media Development Authority’s decision to clamp down on errant news website The Real Singapore for provoking racial and religious tensions.

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