01 Jun '11, 7am

PAP appoints Khaw as Party Chairman

Mr Khaw Boon Wan, who is National Development Minister, takes over as Party Chairman from Mr Lim Boon Heng, who retired from politics shortly before the May 7 election. -- PHOTO: SPH THE ruling Peoples Action Party (PAP) has appointed a new chairman of its central executive committee (CEC), following a CEC meeting on Tuesday. Mr Khaw Boon Wan, who is National Development Minister, takes over the post from Mr Lim Boon Heng, who retired from politics shortly before the May 7 election. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong remains as the party's secretary-general, while his two deputy prime ministers - Mr Teo Chee Hean and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam - are now the first and second assistant secretary-generals respectively. Despite the reshuffle of responsibilities however, the composition of the 18-member CEC remains unchanged. Apart from Mr Lim Boon Heng, other retired ministers who ...

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