A workmanlike Cabinet reshuffle focusing on immediate priorities

In a commentary, SMU Associate Professor of Law Eugene Tan discussed the latest Cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Jun 6). He noted that most of the latest changes are at Minister of State level, which exposes younger leaders to new responsibilities while broadening their portfolios. He pointed out that even as political renewal is in an advanced stage, the People’s Action Party government will want to emphasise change amid continuity, as well as capitalise on the younger fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation leaders coming to the fore with their own style of political engagement and mobilisation. He compared Monday's low-profile reshuffle with last year’s Cabinet reshuffle that generated much speculation on the 4G leader likely to succeed PM Lee, and concluded that the latest reshuffle signals the Government’s intent to work on the immediate priorities for Singapore, and for there to be as little disruption at the ministerial level as possible.

The Business Times