Changes to Cabinet and Other Appointments

A member of the fourth-generation political leadership, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, 48, will be the new Speaker of Parliament.
 
Mr Tan will resign as Minister for Social and Family Development to be nominated as Singapore's 10th Speaker by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong when the House sits on Monday (Sep 11).
 
The Speaker's post fell vacant when Madam Halimah Yacob resigned on Aug 7 to contest this month's presidential election.
 
Taking over from Mr Tan at the helm of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is Mr Desmond Lee, 41, who will remain Second Minister for National Development but relinquish his posts as Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs.
 
Mrs Josephine Teo, 49, will be appointed as Second Minister for Home Affairs.
 
She will relinquish her appointment as Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, and will continue as Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Manpower.
 
The changes were announced by the PMO in a statement on Tuesday (Sep 5).

Source: “Tan Chuan-Jin to become new Speaker of Parliament, Desmond Lee to helm Ministry of Social and Family Development" (The Straits Times, 6 September 2017)


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