Singapore aims to bolster cabinet with promotions
The Straits Times/Asia News Network
May 1, 2014, 12:04 am TWN
The Straits Times/Asia News Network--Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has promoted Tan Chuan-Jin and Lawrence Wong to full ministers and named two new ministers of state to bolster the social and health teams, in a move he said was aimed at strengthening the cabinet and helping Singapore through an important period of transition.
In this latest round of changes, the fourth since the May 2011 General Election, Tan will be promoted to manpower minister and Wong to minister for culture, community and youth on Thursday. They have been acting ministers since August 2012 and November 2012, respectively.