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Singapore's Cabinet reshuffle: Josephine Teo to oversee Smart Nation, Cyber Security Agency

SINGAPORE – Several ministers and political office holders will take on new or additional responsibilities when the Cabinet reshuffle takes effect on May 15.

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo will be appointed Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, taking over from Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

She will also be made Minister in-charge of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, taking over from Mr S. Iswaran.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong will be appointed Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association, taking over from Mr Chan Chun Sing.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the new appointments during a press conference on Friday (April 23).

Mr Ong Ye Kung, who will be the new Minister for Health, will also be in charge of ageing issues.

Ms Sim Ann will retain her post as Senior Minister of State for National Development, but relinquish her appointment as Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information.

She will be appointed Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, taking over from Mr Chee Hong Tat.

Mr Chee will continue to be Senior Minister of State for Transport. He will also join the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), as Dr Koh Poh Koon is returning to the Government full-time.

Dr Koh will continue to be Senior Minister of State for Health, and he will also be appointed Senior Minister of State for Manpower.

Mr Tan Kiat How will be appointed Minister of State for Communications and Information.

He will continue to serve as Minister of State for National Development, but relinquish his appointment as Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Parliamentary Secretary for Health Rahayu Mahzam will take on an additional appointment as Parliamentary Secretary for Communications and Information.

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