Reshuffle balances experience and youth, say observers

They say it is a clear signal that PM wants to give younger leaders a chance to prove mettle

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2018, with the headline 'Reshuffle balances experience and youth, say observers'. Print Edition | Subscribe