Lim Hng Kiang: Longest-serving MTI minister who prefers talking trade to getting personal

Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang will retire from Cabinet on April 30, 2018.
Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang will retire from Cabinet on April 30, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE
Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang will retire from Cabinet on April 30, 2018.
Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang will retire from Cabinet on April 30, 2018.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE

SINGAPORE - Mr Lim Hng Kiang, the minister in charge of the trade portfolio, is a man of few words, a trait probably developed after a controversial remark he made in Parliament in 2001.

Mr Lim, the then Health Minister, was asked by MP Lily Neo if more could be done to make it easier for women to go for breast cancer screening.

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