PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong will nominate Halimah Yacob to be the Speaker of Parliament when the House convenes in January, said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday.
Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the PMO and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tanjong Pagar GRC (group representation constituency), has been appointed the Government Whip.
He will be assisted by two deputies: Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC; and Sam Tan, Minister of State in the PMO and Ministry of Manpower and MP for Radin Mas SMC (single member constituency).
Mr Lee has also appointed Grace Fu, who is MP for Yuhua SMC, as the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and as the Leader of the House.
Desmond Lee Ti-Seng, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development and MP for Jurong GRC, will be the Deputy Leader.