Lianhe Zaobao reports Ng Chee Meng is likely to become new labour chief; where will Chan Chun Sing go?

Lianhe Zaobao reported today that Minister of Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng will likely be taking on the role of Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

The Chinese daily reported that reliable sources revealed that members of NTUC’s Central Committee were informed of the move and were asked to support Ng, so he could be elected as Deputy Secretary-General. The daily speculates that this will pave the way for Ng to eventually assume the position of NTUC’s Secretary-General — a post that is currently occupied by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing.

The daily further postulated that this would mean that Chan may be moved to another post in the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle, which Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed would occur after Parliament takes a mid term break this year, late last month.

This next Cabinet reshuffle would be a significant one as it is expected to precede the selection of the Prime Minister’s successor. The reshuffle is also designated to give younger ministers more exposure and responsibilities so that they can better support the next Prime Minister, according to PM Lee.

If the report by the Chinese daily is correct, Ng replacing Chan as labour chief may free Chan up to take on a different portfolio. This is notable, given rife speculation that Chan is one of the three front-runners who could succeed PM Lee and become Singapore’s next Prime Minister.

The other two candidates who are tipped to give Chan competition are Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and Minister for Education (Higher Skills) and Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung.

If true, Ng replacing Chan as labor chief may also mean that he will leave a gap in the Education Ministry and the Transport Ministry as his appointment as Secretary-General of NTUC would leave his current positions as Minister of Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport vacant.

Other parliamentarians from the 4th generation of leaders may likely be called on to fill these roles if Ng takes the labour movement over from Chan.

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93 COMMENTS

  1. CCS for PM ? no different they all speak the same laungage pap party line.
    if u ask me why all the fuss just put a donkey there it all the same lah

  2. where they go is not our concern. they go to hell is their problem. what we concern is our cost of living and the jobless among our People. ask them to go fly kite or frsk spiders lah..

    • Talk so much ? Kee chiu is the chosen one ! Others are extras in the script !! Waste of time to talk this subject !!! Wayang wayang wayang kulit !!!

  3. It is embarrassing for Aljunied loser cum shortlisted 4G PM candidate OYK to hold only half portfolio in MOE and spending tax money travelling overseas to give speeches nobody is interested to listen to. So must move NCM out of MOE to give OYK a full portfolio?

  4. The chosen one is better than Tharman Shanmugaratnam???
    The chosen one is better than Heng Swee Keat, Ong Ye Kung and Ng Chee Meng???
    Apple, orange, banana, etc throwing at …

    • Tharman is a devil in disguise. All PAP are evil. Make no mistakes. All are taking us to Hell. If you don’t want to go , vote them out.

  5. We sure up lorry if CCS becomes PM…. + Halimah, no more reserved. All reserved converted to personal assets.

  6. These guys have to prove they can take on the mettle. Otherwise, electorates may think they are seat warmers for future PM candidate. At that point, the confidence in these guys to lead the country will be at stake. Which means, a leadership quality situation which manifest into party suitability to lead the people. Further, if memories of all the poor performances are invoked eg the hepatitis outbreak of 2016, the subway breakdown of 2015 – now, the corruption at Temasek company – Keppel Offshore, the ugliness of bikes littered all over Singapore, and so on and so forth, then this dual impact will certainly the next GE. All it needs is to look at the slayers of the future and invoke the ghosts of the past.

  7. It’s seems like nobody is interested in PAP nowadays what they post because they are not talkings about how to help singaporean to go up the hills we are going down hill.

  8. THE RECENT VIDEO SHOWED ROTTON LHL PASSED HIS TABLET TO NG CM SO THAT HE COULD ATTACK OPPO MEMBER RE “TEST BALLOON”.

    IT REFLECTS NG CM HAS NO MIND OF HIS OWN, LITERALLY A CRONY.

    SO, THEY QUICKLY RESHUFFLE HIM TO BE DY NTUC CHIEF TO GARNER MORE SUPPORT FOR HIM. THIS IS USUAL ROTTON PAP TACTIC.

    JUST LIKE THE LAST TIME WHEN I EXPOSED CCS WHO WAS THEN DY SOCIAL MINISTER.

    ONE WEEK BEFORE NDR SPEECH 2013,TV CHARITY SHOW REVEALED A FAMILY OF 4 HAD NO FOOD, NO SHELTER AND NO JOBS. THEY WERE SLEEPING AT HDB VOID DECK.

    ONE WEEK LATER, ROTTON LHL IN HIS NDR SPEECH, HE COULD PROMOTE CCS TO BE FULL MINISTER FOR SOCIAL WELFARE.

    AND OUT OF GRATITUDE TO HIS BOSS, CCS STARTED THE BALL ROLLING TO ATTACK DR CHEE SJ DURING GE 2015 AND BY ELECT BT.

    I THEN EXPOSED CCS.

    THE THEN NTUC CHIEF LIM SS OFFERED TO STEP DOWN AND MADE WAY FOR CCS TO TAKEOVER HIM.

    WHAT’S THE MOTIVATION? NTUC HAS ALOT OF UNION MEMBERS SO THAT ROTTON PAP CAN ESTABLISH THEIR RAPPORT AND GARNER SUPPORT FOR THEMSELVES.

  9. Not worth 1 cents of my thought, Lam par Min and Hokkien Peng certificate doctor and general set rules for ownself shiok and cum condom balloon , pecah then pregnant lor, no wonder 70% chabor like like lo

  10. Whatever it’s we are still enjoying the Swiss standard….especially the old folks!! Exercising at Cleaning Toilets, clearing and cleaning tables at hawkers centres, selling tissue at MRT stations!! This phenomenon iconic feature is Singapore pride showing the world we are number 1!! ☺☺

  11. Whatever they do I just see they are placing a monkey there just for show. If nothing is improved and they just continue to wayang and do things for the sake of it then what’s the point?

  12. Chipmunk!! i finally made ze connection. for the longest while, i thot Chun Sing resembles an animal but couldn’t put ze finger to it…Alvin ze Chipmunk comes to mind now…Fast and Furious.

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