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Ong Ye Kung, Ng Chee Meng promoted to full ministers from Nov 1

ACTING Ministers Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng have been promoted to full ministers with effect from Nov 1, with both continuing in their existing portfolios at the Ministry of Education.

In a statement on Friday afternoon, the Prime Minister's Office described the promotions as part of leadership renewal and will take effect from Nov 1.

Mr Ong has been promoted to Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills). He will also be made Second Defence Minister, moving up one rank from his current role as Senior Minister of State.

Similarly, Mr Ng will be promoted to Minister for Education (Schools). He will also move up the ranks at the Transport Ministry to be its Second Minister, where he is currently Senior Minister of State.