Singapore announces changes to cabinet

19:50, October 27, 2010      

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The Singapore government announced several changes to the cabinet on Wednesday.

According to a statement by Singapore's Prime Minister's Office, S Jayakumar will relinquish his appointment as Co-ordinating Minister for National Security. He will remain as Senior Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, and continue to coordinate policies on climate change, oversee foreign policy matters which cut across different Ministries and take charge of foreign policy issues which involve legal negotiation or international adjudication.

Wong Kan Seng will relinquish his appointment as Minister for Home Affairs and become the Co-ordinating Minister for National Security. He will remain as Deputy Prime Minister and will also oversee the National Population and Talent Division, which will be set up under the Prime Minister's Office to coordinate population and talent policies across different Ministries.

K Shanmugam will be appointed the Minister for Home Affairs. He will remain concurrently as Minister for Law.

Lui Tuck Yew will be promoted to full Minister. He will remain in the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.

The appointments will take effect from Nov. 1, 2010.



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