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Cabinet change sees new faces Lawrence Wong, Tan Chuan-Jin

Published on Aug 1, 2012 6:00 AM

A new Cabinet lineup sees first-termers Lawrence Wong head a new Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Tan Chuan-Jin the Manpower Ministry.

Ms Grace Fu will be promoted to full minister - the second woman in Singapore's history to hold such a post. Joining her is lawyer Indranee Rajah, who leaves the backbench to take on a new appointment as Senior Minister of State from Nov 1.

This round of change includes a reorganisation of the Ministries of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Information Communications and the Arts from Nov 1. As a result, Acting Minister Chan Chun Sing will head the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

The promotions list includes Mr Masagos Zulkifli and Mr Lee Yi Shyan, who move up a rung to Senior Minister of State, while backbencher Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary. Together with Mr Tan and Ms Fu, they will assume their new appointments on Aug 1.

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