Four parliamentary secretaries sworn in at the Istana

(From left) The Swearing-in Ceremony of Parliamentary Secretaries Ms Low Yen Ling (Education, Trade and Industry), Mr Muhammad Faishal Bin Ibrahim (Education, Social and Family Development), Mr Baey Yam Keng (Culture, Community and Youth), Mr Amrin A
(From left) The Swearing-in Ceremony of Parliamentary Secretaries Ms Low Yen Ling (Education, Trade and Industry), Mr Muhammad Faishal Bin Ibrahim (Education, Social and Family Development), Mr Baey Yam Keng (Culture, Community and Youth), Mr Amrin Amin (Home Affairs), at the Istana on Oct 5, 2015.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
President Tony Tan Keng Yam and PM Lee Hsien Loong take a group photo with Parliamentary Secretaries (from left) Mr Baey Yam Keng (Culture, Community and Youth), Ms Low Yen Ling (Education, Trade and Industry), Mrs Tony Tan, Mr Muhammad Faishal Bin I
President Tony Tan Keng Yam and PM Lee Hsien Loong take a group photo with Parliamentary Secretaries (from left) Mr Baey Yam Keng (Culture, Community and Youth), Ms Low Yen Ling (Education, Trade and Industry), Mrs Tony Tan, Mr Muhammad Faishal Bin Ibrahim (Education, Social and Family Development) and Mr Amrin Amin (Home Affairs), after the Swearing-in Ceremony at the Istana on Oct 5, 2015.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Four parliamentary secretaries were sworn in on Monday (Oct 5) at an afternoon ceremony at the Istana.

They are: Ms Low Yen Ling, Associate Professor Faishal Ibrahim, Mr Amrin Amin and Mr Baey Yam Keng.

Parliamentary secretaries are MPs who have been appointed to help ministers discharge their functions and duties.

The appointments were announced last Monday by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as part of the changes in the Cabinet.

Ms Low has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry and Education.

Dr Faishal will be Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development and Education.

Mr Baey Yam Keng was promoted from the backbenches, where he was for two terms since entering politics in 2006. He will be Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth.

Mr Amrin, 37, the youngest office-holder in the new government, will be Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs.