Home Briefs: ESM Goh to chair LKYSPP board

ESM Goh to chair LKYSPP board

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has been appointed governing board chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore.

Mr Goh, 75, who was prime minister from 1990 to 2004, will assume the position on April 1 next year . He takes over from founding chairman Wang Gungwu, 86, who helmed the school's governing board for 12 years.

Said Mr Goh in a statement yesterday: "I look forward to working with the governing board, Dean Kishore Mahbubani and his team, to continue the upward trajectory of this distinguished school."

Panel to look into SEC head's suspension

A special panel convened yesterday to look into the reasons Mr Edwin Seah, the executive director of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), was suspended from his role in the charity last month.

The panel comprises the council's executive committee chairman Lam Joon Khoi, National Environment Agency director Dalson Chung, and North West district mayor Teo Ho Pin.

The Straits Times understands that Mr Seah was suspended for not following standard operating procedure during an SEC event and over suspicions that he was behind an anonymous e-mail that was sent to media organisations early this year.

In response to queries, SEC said only that the panel "had a good discussion with Edwin Seah and took the opportunity to clarify certain points with him".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 03, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe