New members appointed to Council of Presidential Advisers

The four new members of the Council of Presidential Advisers (from left): Lim Chee Onn, Stephen Lee Ching Yen, Bahren Shaari and Chua Thian Poh.
The four new members of the Council of Presidential Advisers (from left): Lim Chee Onn, Stephen Lee Ching Yen, Bahren Shaari and Chua Thian Poh. PHOTO: NTU, ST FILE, BANK OF SINGAPORE, ST FILE

SINGAPORE -The President has appointed two members and two alternate members to the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA).

Former Keppel Corp chairman Lim Chee Onn and former Singapore Airlines chairman Stephen Lee, who were both alternate members, were made members of the CPA, the President's Office said.

Two new alternate members were appointed: chief executive officer of Ho Bee Land Chua Thian Poh and Bank of Singapore chief executive Bahren Shaari.

Mr Lim, Mr Lee and Mr Chua were sworn in at the Istana on Thursday (April 6). Mr Bahren will be sworn in next Thursday. Their terms started from April 1.

The present chairman of the CPA is former Singapore Exchange chairman J.Y. Pillay. The other members are former Cabinet minister S Dhanabalan, former managing partner of accounting firm Deloitte & Touche Po'ad Shaik Abu Bakar Mattar, retired Supreme Court judge Goh Joon Seng, FairPrice chairman Bobby Chin and Esplanade chairman Lee Tzu Yang.

The CPA advises the President in the exercise of his custodial and discretionary powers.