Heng Swee Keat back at work; new posts for two others

(From left) Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong and Senior Minister of State Sim Ann.
(From left) Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong and Senior Minister of State Sim Ann. PHOTO: ST FILE

Mr Heng Swee Keat resumed his duties as Finance Minister yesterday, three months after suffering a stroke.

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong has been given the additional responsibility of Second Minister for Finance to assist him, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement yesterday.

The statement puts in writing announcements Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made at the National Day Rally on Sunday.

In addition, Ms Sim Ann has been appointed Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry.

She will give up her appointment in the Ministry of Finance, and remain Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2016, with the headline 'Heng Swee Keat back at work; new posts for two others'. Print Edition | Subscribe