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Changes to Singapore's Cabinet from May 1
AS part of leadership renewal, the Prime Minister is making changes to Singapore's Cabinet as well as other political appointments which will come into effect from May 1.
Josephine Teo and Desmond Lee will be promoted to full ministers.
Mrs Teo will be appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, and Second Minister in the Ministry of Manpower.
While Mrs Teo will continue in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Second Minister, she will give up her appointment in the Ministry of Transport. She will continue to oversee population matters, assisting Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
Meanwhile, Mr Lee will be appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, and will be Second Minister in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, which are his present ministries.
Minister of State for Manpower Teo Ser Luck has requested to step down from public office to return to the private sector. He will relinquish his appointment as Minister of State for Manpower on June 30.
Lam Pin Min, Janil Puthucheary, Koh Poh Koon and Chee Hong Tat will be promoted to Senior Ministers of State but will continue in their current ministries. Dr Lam will also be appointed as Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport.
Meanwhile, Low Yen Ling and Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim, who will both continue in their present ministries, will be promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretaries.
Sam Tan Chin Siong will be appointed as Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will continue as Minister of State in the Ministry of Manpower and in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Amrin Amin will be appointed as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health. He will also continue as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Mr Teo will also relinquish his appointment as Mayor of North East CDC when his term ends on May 26 and Mr Choo will take over the position. However, Mr Teo will continue serving the residents of Sengkang Central division as a member of parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, Teo Ho Pin, Denise Phua and Ms Low will be re-appointed as mayors when the terms of the current mayors end on May 26, and Ms Low will be appointed as coordinator for the CDCs.