Three veteran ministers expected to step down in Cabinet reshuffle

Younger ministers likely to be given new portfolios to prepare them for bigger roles: Observers

(From left) Trade and Industry (Trade) Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say and Information and Communications Minister Yaacob Ibrahim are expected to step down from the front bench, said sources.
(From left) Trade and Industry (Trade) Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say and Information and Communications Minister Yaacob Ibrahim are expected to step down from the front bench, said sources.PHOTOS: ST FILE
(From left) Fourth-generation ministers Ong Ye Kung, Chan Chun Sing and Heng Swee Keat may take on responsibilities that plug gaps in their experience. The Cabinet reshuffle is expected to be announced this month.
(From left) Fourth-generation ministers Ong Ye Kung, Chan Chun Sing and Heng Swee Keat may take on responsibilities that plug gaps in their experience. The Cabinet reshuffle is expected to be announced this month.ST PHOTOS: SEAH KWANG PENG, JONATHAN CHOO, KELVIN CHNG

A Cabinet reshuffle is expected to be announced this month, and it will see younger ministers being placed in new portfolios to prepare them for bigger leadership roles, say MPs and political analysts.

Sources say three veteran ministers are expected to step down from the front bench when Parliament, currently prorogued, resumes on May 7.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Three veteran ministers expected to step down in Cabinet reshuffle'. Subscribe