15 May '11, 2am

Tougher life for ministers in next five years: Vivian #SGelections

Tougher life for ministers in next five years: Vivian #SGelections

p>THE going looks set to get tougher for Cabinet ministers over the next five years because of the political change sweeping through the nation, said Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, on Saturday. To draw the right lessons from the May 7 elections, every minister will have to take a 'deep, hard look' at his ministry's policies. 'From a Cabinet perspective, I'm sure life is going to be tougher for ministers in the next five years, because it's not just the presence of more opposition MPs; our own MPs are going to be re-energised and are going to be, I think, far more active in pursuing issues which they feel deeply in their hearts, and to reflect the concerns and anxieties of their residents. 'PAP MPs have always spoken their minds, and I think we will see even more of that,' he said. Dr Balakrishnan was speaking on the sidelines ...

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