Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong broadcasts new Cabinet; Ong Ye Kung


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong broadcasts new Cabinet; Ong Ye Kung, Lawrence Wong gave new portfolios

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong broadcasts new Cabinet; Ong Ye Kung, Lawrence Wong gave new portfolios


SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong introduced Singapore's new Cabinet on Saturday (Jul 25); 15 days after the People's Action Party (PAP) took 61.24 percent of the votes in the 2020 General Election.

Three workplace holders will retire and six workplace holders will be, promoted. In addition, there will be seven new political workplace holders. The adjustments take impact from subsequent Monday except noted otherwise.

Mr. Lee continues as PrimeMinister. The swearing‐in ceremony for the Cabinet and different workplace holders will take vicinity subsequent Monday at 7pm at the Istana and Parliament House.

Mr. Lee stated President Halimah Yacob would swear in the new Members of Parliament (MPs) on Aug 24, including that would now not be a National Day Rally this year.

"I have determined this yr. I shall make my important speech to Singaporeans in Parliament, as an alternative of having a National Day Rally.

"Because it is no longer feasible to convene a bodily National Day Rally and have a common match with a target audience in the front of me and I can take them via slides and explanations and recount stories.

"So as an alternative of that, I shall do it in Parliament. And we will have a serious debate then."

NEW CABINET SEEKS TO BALANCE CONTINUITY, EXPOSURE, AND RENEWAL: PM LEE

Mr. Heng Swee Keat stays in his posts as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister after he used to be, promoted to Deputy Prime Minister in May ultimate year. Mr. Heng will additionally emerge as Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies.

Mr. Teo Chee Hean retains his publish as Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, whilst Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam stays as Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies.

Mr. Lee stated the new Cabinet seeks to stability continuity, publicity and renewal, and be a group that leads Singapore via the modern public fitness and financial disaster and into the future.

"First, continuity. In regular times, we want skilled ministers to furnish constant hands, and additionally to mentor the youthful ministers. And in this crisis, this want is even greater," he added, pointing out that older ministers like Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Mr. Gan Kim Yong and Mr. K Shanmugam are staying on.

"Secondly, I'm rotating the ministers, mainly the youthful ones to acquire publicity and experience. We frequently do this all through Cabinet reshuffles, and the intent is to expose the workplace holders to unique portfolios, to obtain each breadth and depth, to recognize the intricacies of the problems, and to see matters from unique perspectives. In addition, eventually from a country, a wide perspective.

"Thirdly, I'm renewing the lineup and bringing in clean blood and merchandising various junior workplace holders and backbenchers who have carried out well. I am additionally bringing in clean faces from the newly elected MPs, which includes a number of from the personal sector, and one of whom as a full minister. They will support my group and provide new thoughts and perspectives."

In total, the new Cabinet will have 37 political office holders, the identical as the preceding Cabinet.

APPOINTMENT OF MINISTERS

- Ms. Grace Fu will be, appointed Minister for Sustainability and the Environment. (The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources will be, renamed as Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment.) She will relinquish her appointment as Minister for Culture, Community and Youth

- Mr. Lawrence Wong will be, appointed Minister for Education. He will continue to be as Second Minister for Finance, as nicely as the co-chair of the multi-ministry undertaking pressure overseeing Singapore's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will relinquish his appointment as Minister for National Development

- Mr. Masagos Zulkifli will be, appointed Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health. He will continue to be the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs and relinquish his appointment as Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

- Mr. Ong Ye Kung will be, appointed Minister for Transport. He will relinquish his appointment as Minister for Education

- Mr. Desmond Lee will be, appointed Minister for National Development. He will relinquish his appointment as Minister for Social and Family Development however will stay in the Ministry and be, simultaneously appointed, as Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration;

- Ms. Indranee Rajah will be appointed Second Minister for National Development, and relinquish her appointment as Second Minister for Education. She will stay as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and as Second Minister for Finance

- Dr. Tan See Leng will be, appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry.

PROMOTIONS

 Dr. Maliki Osman will be, promoted, to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, and will additionally be Second Minister for Education and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs He will relinquish his appointment as the Mayor of South East District

Mr. Edwin Tong will be, promoted, to Minister for Culture Community, Youth, and will additionally be Second Minister for Law

 Mr. Zaqy Mohamad will be, promoted to Senior Minister of State. He will continue to be at the Ministry of Manpower and take up an extra appointment at the Ministry of Defense

- MS Low Yen Ling will be, promoted to Minister of State, and take up new appointments at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She will relinquish her appointments at the Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Education. She will additionally stay as Mayor of South West District.

- Associate Professor Dr. Muhammad Feisal Ibrahim will be, promoted to Minister of State, and take up new appointments at the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of National Development. He will relinquish his appointments at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development

- Ms. Sun Xueling will be, promoted to Minister of State, and take up new appointments at the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social and Family Development. She will relinquish her appointments at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development.

OTHER POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS

- Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will take on an extra appointment as Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies

- Dr. Amy Khor will be, appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport. She will proceed in the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

- Ms. Sim Ann will be, appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of National Development. She will proceed in the Ministry of Communications and Information however relinquish her appointment in the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

- Mr. Chee Hong Tat will be, appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Transport. He will relinquish his appointments in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Trade and Industry

- Dr. Janil Puthucheary will be, appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health. He will proceed in the Ministry of Communications and Information however relinquish his appointment in the Ministry of Transport

- Dr. Koh Poh Koon will be, appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health. He will relinquish his appointment in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

NEW POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS

- Ms. Gan Siow Huang will be, appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Manpower

- Mr. Alvin Tan will be, appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, with impact from Sep 1

- Mr. Desmond Tan will be, appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

- Mr. Tan Kiat How will be, appointed Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of National Development He will additionally be the chairperson of REACH

- Mr. Eric Chua will be, appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Social and Family Development

- Mdm Rahayu Mahzam will be, appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, with impact from Sep 1.

MAYORS

- Mr. Alex Yam will be, appointed Mayor for northwest District

- Mr. Mohr Fahmi Aliman will be, appointed Mayor for southeast District.

Absent from the new Cabinet are Mr. Khaw Boon Wan, who retired as Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister; Mr. Sam Tan, who retired as Minister of State in Foreign Affairs and Social and Family Development, and as chairman of REACH; and Dr. Tan Wu Meng, who retired as Senior Parliamentary Secretary in Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry.

NTUC secretary-general Ng Chee Meng additionally stepped down as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office after he used to be now, not elected as a Member of Parliament in the General Election.

Mr. Ng, collectively with former Senior Minister of State for Health and Transport Lam Pin Min, former Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Home Affairs Armin Amin and legal professional Raymond Lye, contested in Sengkang GRC in the election.

The crew from the Workers’ Party gained the new constituency with 52.13 percent of the votes.





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