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Losing minister to Speaker's post a tough call: PM

With Tan Chuan-Jin leaving Cabinet to become Speaker, Desmond Lee will take over as Social and Family Development Minister; Josephine Teo to be Second Home Affairs Minister

PM Lee said Tan Chuan-Jin has the "temperament and personality" to preside over debates in the House.


THE decision to nominate Cabinet minister Tan Chuan-Jin as Singapore's next Speaker of Parliament was a "difficult" one, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as this means losing an "effective and activist" minister at the Ministry of Social and...

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