15 May '11, 2pm

More ministers to step down: analyst

More ministers to step down: analyst

MM Lee and SM Goh -- the first of more to come? (AFP file photo) A veteran journalist and political analyst believes Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's decision to step down from Cabinet is just the beginning. PN Balji, who is the director of the Asia Journalism Fellowship and former editor-in-chief of Today newspaper told Yahoo! Singapore that he expects other older ministers to follow in MM Lee's and SM Goh's footsteps. "We are going to see a trimmer, slimmer and leaner Cabinet," predicted the 62-year-old former deputy editor of The Straits Times . Compared to the US which has 17 full ministers, Singapore is "over-sized" with 21 full ministers, he noted. Besides MM Lee and SM Goh, Deputy Prime Minister S. Jayakumar, Foreign Minister George Yeo and Ministers in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Boon Heng and Lim Hwee Hua will also be exiting po...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/pm-lee-now-...

Comments

  1. 16 May '11, 1pm

    MM Lee Kuan Yew n SM Goh Chok Tong should stay on as our singaporean leader cos the economy is bad now.

    • See on: Facebook

Tweets

www.googlyfish.sg SM Goh, MM Lee to leave Cabinet

todayonline.com 15 May '11, 1am

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Saturday said they have decided to leave the Cabinet for...

MM Lee, SM Goh to retire from Cabinet. Read the complete statement here: #SGelections

MM Lee, SM Goh to retire from Cabinet. Read the...

straitstimes.com 14 May '11, 10am

MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong announced on Saturday their decision to retire from Cabinet...

MM Lee, SM Goh to quit Cabinet - Yahoo! News

sg.news.yahoo.com 14 May '11, 11am

MM Lee Kuan Yew and SM Goh Chok Tong announced on Saturday that they will leave the Cabinet. In a statement, the two leade...

SM Goh, MM Lee to leave Cabinet

channelnewsasia.com 14 May '11, 10am

SINGAPORE : Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Saturday said they have decided to leave the...

Reactions to SM Goh, MM Lee leaving Cabinet

channelnewsasia.com 14 May '11, 3pm

SINGAPORE : Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has said he will now have more time to devote to his Marine Parade Group Represe...

Take our poll: Should MM and SM stay on as Cabinet ministers?

Take our poll: Should MM and SM stay on as Cabi...

tnp.sg 15 May '11, 4am

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong announced in a statement yesterday that they would be retir...

SDP welcomes MM Lee and SM Goh's decision to leave Cabinet

SDP welcomes MM Lee and SM Goh's decision to le...

channelnewsasia.com 15 May '11, 5am

SINGAPORE: Opposition member Dr Vincent Wijeysingha has welcomed the decision by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior M...

PM Lee Hsien Loong says MM Lee Kuan Yew's and SM Goh Chok Tong's decision is a "major event" for #Singapore.

PM Lee Hsien Loong says MM Lee Kuan Yew's and S...

sg.news.yahoo.com 14 May '11, 5pm

PM Lee says the decision by MM Lee and SM Goh is a big event for Singapore. (Yahoo! file photo) Prime Minister Lee Hsien L...

MM Lee Kuan Yew & SM Goh Chok Tong to retire fr...

todayonline.com 14 May '11, 10am

Joint Statement by SM Goh Chok Tong and MM Lee Kuan Yew 06:15 PM May 14, 2011 We have studied the new political situation ...

Full list of Cabinet Ministers | SingaporeScene...

sg.news.yahoo.com 18 May '11, 9am

Yes many on the streets are happy with the reitreiment of WKS and MBT. VB still around and has not come up with a detailed...

Cabinet line-up may be out this week #SGelections

Cabinet line-up may be out this week #SGelections

straitstimes.com 15 May '11, 1am

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday that he is likely to unveil the line-up for his new Cabinet early this wee...

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

Tougher life for ministers in next five years: ...

straitstimes.com 15 May '11, 2am

p>THE going looks set to get tougher for Cabinet ministers over the next five years because of the political change sweepi...

Ministers' pensions: How they're paid

Ministers' pensions: How they're paid

channelnewsasia.com 13 May '11, 10pm

SINGAPORE: When a Cabinet minister retires, the maximum annual pension he is entitled to would be about 10 per cent of his...