Woman helming ministry a step forward

I am glad to read that the new Cabinet sees a woman minister helming a ministry of her own for the first time ("Grace Fu finds place in history with two firsts"; Tuesday).

I have been looking forward to this, and I applaud Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his line-up of the new Cabinet.

I look forward to more women coming forward to serve Singapore in politics ("Support, groom more women for Cabinet posts" by Dr Patrick Liew Siow Gian; Thursday, and "Aim to support women's choices" by Mr Lee Teck Chuan; yesterday).

Hopefully, there will be more women helming their own ministries in future.

Ace Kindredzen Cheong

China

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