President Halimah Yacob hosted members of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) to lunch at the Istana on Tuesday. Calling them "a group of knowledgeable and prominent individuals", she wrote that she is fortunate to be able to tap their "collective experience and judgment" when exercising her role as custodian of the nation's past reserves and the integrity of the public service. "I look forward to working closely with them in the years ahead," she added in a Facebook post yesterday. At the lunch were (anti-clockwise from President Halimah): CPA chairman J.Y. Pillay, Mr Po'ad Mattar, Mr Bobby Chin, Mr Stephen Lee, Principal Private Secretary to the President Benny Lee, Mr Chua Thian Poh, Mr Lim Chee Onn, Mr Goh Joon Seng and Mr S. Dhanabalan.