Cabinet reshuffle achieves good balance of experienced and younger ministers, say political observers

From May 1, Singapore's fourth-generation ministers will helm 10 of 16 ministries, up from eight previously.
Cabinet reshuffle (clockwise from top left): Chan Chun Sing; Heng Swee Keat; Indranee Rajah; S. Iswaran; Josephine Teo; Ong Ye Kung; Ng Chee Meng and Masagos Zulkifli.
Cabinet reshuffle (clockwise from top left): Chan Chun Sing; Heng Swee Keat; Indranee Rajah; S. Iswaran; Josephine Teo; Ong Ye Kung; Ng Chee Meng and Masagos Zulkifli.PHOTOS: MCI

SINGAPORE - The Cabinet reshuffle achieves a good balance of having older, experienced ministers still in charge of the heavyweight portfolios, and exposing younger leaders to new areas, said political observers.

They noted that more strategically important and politically sensitive ministries such as Defence, Transport, Home Affairs and Health remain in the hands of older ministers.

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