4 ministers get new roles, Masagos promoted in Cabinet reshuffle

4 ministers get new roles, Masagos promoted in Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has made several changes to his Cabinet and other political appointments, including the promotion of Mr Masagos Zulkifli (Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs), to full Minister.

This is a part of continuing leadership renewal, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday.

Mr Masagos Zulkifli will be promoted to full Minister with effect from Thursday, April 9, 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.

The changes to the Cabinet are summarised below:

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 April 9, 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 May 4, 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 May 4, 2015.

Mr Lui Tuck Yew will be appointed Second Minister for Defence with effect from April 9, 2015. He will continue as Minister for Transport.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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