Singapore Cabinet reshuffle to take place after Parliament prorogues: PM Lee

A cabinet reshuffle, which is set to take place after Parliament takes a mid-term break, will give younger ministers more exposure and responsibility, said Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong today.

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. Photo courtesy:

In a Facebook post, PM Lee said, “This way, my successor will be supported by a stronger and more experienced team, committed to leading Singapore to a better and brighter future.”

Notably, the Parliament of Singapore will prorogue after the Budget debate which started today. During the current session, Committee of Supply debates will take place which will discuss about expenditure of each Ministry of Singapore. The session will end on March 9.

In January, Singapore’s Prime Minister had said that the Cabinet reshuffle will be “a significant step in exposing and building the new team of leaders”, although he does not plan to appoint new deputy prime ministers.

PM Lee also said in the Facebook post that he has asked the fourth-generation ministers to draft the Government's agenda for the President's Address when the new parliamentary session opens in May.

He said, “It will give Singaporeans a better sense of them and their thoughts.”

Earlier, the Prime Minister had said that government’s agenda will bear the  imprint of the fourth-generation leaders, who are taking on greater responsibilities and putting forth their ideas for Singapore.

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