Lastly, what was important concerning the co-optations? Holding Mr Ng Chee Meng within the CEC offers him continued political clout for the symbiotic ties the social gathering has with the Nationwide Trades Union Congress even when he isn’t a Cupboard minister.
Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Commerce and Business, Dr Tan See Leng, solely in his first parliamentary time period however with an uncommon background as an entrepreneur, now has the ability to assist set path within the social gathering.
To point that work in opposition wards and suggestions from them continues to be valued, Mr Alex Yeo, who contested unsuccessfully in Aljunied GRC, has a spot on the desk taking up from Mr Victor Lye with the identical political background.
This line-up – a mixture of the brand new, younger and skilled leaders – is required for a time when the duty of staying linked, related and efficient for the ruling PAP is ever extra crucial and difficult.
Dr Gillian Koh is Deputy Director (Analysis) and Senior Analysis Fellow on the Institute of Coverage Research, Nationwide College of Singapore.