Strategist with a big heart. Min Chan believes that successful people should not live life too differently from the common man or they may forget how the common man lives. He did an excellent job getting our economy back on track, and preparing our industries and companies to respond to structural changes in the global economy.
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In a major reshuffle of the Cabinet, PM Lee announced the new line-up which sees 7 ministries helmed by new ministers at a press conference.
She co-chaired the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. These are part of Singapore's efforts to gear up to become the leading one-stop shop for international dispute resolution.
She also led a review which resulted in SkillsFuture, a national movement to align education with economic demand, career guidance and lifelong learning.
Dr Koh brings with him to politics the characteristics that define him as a surgeon - meticulous, compassionate, friendly, and approachable.
Mr Ong grew up in an extended family. As Education Minister he moved the education system from streaming to subject-based banding.
Desmond Lee walks the talk, and solicits views from a cross-section of people. He is also well-respected by the nature community.
"If your solution is a one-liner, is a slogan, whether it is more to the left or to the right, it is just a slogan. Solving problems is very, very much an exercise of pragmatism and understanding."
Lawrence Wong led the Singapore delegation to UNESCO for the heritage award for the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Together with the ministerial team, he kept Singapore safe so that we could live life normally.
There’s another side of Lawrence that few know. He plays the guitar and sings and loves animals.
While there may be bumps in the road to leadership renewal – ultimately it is not about speed, but coming to the best decision for the country.
And there remain four worthy “contenders” in Chan Chun Sing, Ong Ye Kung, Lawrence Wong and Desmond Lee, each with their own strengths. Not forgetting – with age on their side to take the country forward into greater decades to come.
The 4G Team describes the unexpected turn of events as a setback for succession planning. They said in a statement, "We recognise that Singaporeans will be concerned. We seek your support and understanding, as we choose another leader for the team. We will continue working as a team to serve our people, and to earn the confidence and trust of all Singaporeans."
The Team is glad that DPM Heng will remain a member of their team, and will continue in his roles as DPM and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies. "We have all benefited from his experience and expertise, and we look forward to his continued advice and contributions as we navigate our recovery and chart Singapore's path forward."
We need a leader who will not only rebuild Singapore post-COVID-19 but also lead the next phase of our nation-building effort. Having worked with you, ESM Goh Chok Tong and MM Lee Kuan Yew, I know that the top job imposes exceptional demand on the officeholder. In a very different post-COVID-19 world, the demands will be even more exacting. While I am in good health today, it is in the best interests of the nation for someone who is younger to tackle the huge challenges ahead.
After careful deliberation and discussion with my family, I have decided to step aside as leader of the 4G team, so that a younger leader who will have a longer runway can take over. It will be for the 4G team to choose this person, and I stand ready to support the next leader.
I appreciate the support of Singaporeans and have made this decision with the best interests of Singapore and Singaporeans at heart.