PM makes Cabinet changes
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made five changes to his Cabinet and second tier Ministers yesterday.
The announcement as published on the Prime Minister’s website is as follows:
“Press Statement from the Prime Minister on Changes to Cabinet and Other Appointments
The Prime Minister will make several changes to his Cabinet and other political appointments and promote an office holder. Annex A.pdf gives the new portfolios of the Cabinet members and other office changes. These changes are part of continuing leadership renewal and are summarised below.
Promotion to Minister
Mr Masagos Zulkifli will be promoted to full Minister with effect from 9 April 2015. He will be appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and will continue in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Second Minister in both ministries.
Appointment of Ministers
Mr Chan Chun Sing will be appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. He will relinquish his appointments as Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence with effect from 9 April 2015.
Mr Lim Swee Say will be appointed Minister for Manpower and will relinquish his appointment as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office on 4 May 2015.
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, currently Minister for Manpower, will be appointed Minister for Social and Family Development on 9 April 2015. He will hold both portfolios until he relinquishes his appointment as Minister for Manpower on 4 May 2015.
Mr Lui Tuck Yew will be appointed Second Minister for Defence with effect from 9 April 2015. He will continue as Minister for Transport.
PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
8 APRIL 2015