29 May '11, 8am

MICA Minister Yaacob outlines priority areas in his new ministry

SINGAPORE: Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim said he would focus on ensuring the arts reaches out to all levels of society. Dr Yaacob said his team, including Senior Minister of State Grace Fu and Minister of State Chan Chun Sing, will finalise their duties in the ministry by next week. Dr Yaacob was speaking to reporters on Sunday at the opening of the Nagore Durgah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre. "The Ministry is going to be left-brained and right-brained; you have the economic part - the IDA, MDA - those policies would have to continue to be implemented, especially in terms of building up the telco and Internet industry," Dr Yaacob said. "On the other side, we have the arts heritage part, (such as the Singapore Arts Festival) and the Arts and Cultural Strategic Review...There is a lot of push to bring arts down to the community level an...

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