Upcoming cabinet reshuffle will give 4G leaders more exposure and responsibility: PM Lee


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed this morning that there will be a cabinet reshuffle after Parliament takes a mid term break this year. The reshuffle is designated to give younger ministers more exposure and responsibilities so that they can better support the head of government’s successor.

The PM did not give any indication on when exactly he will select his successor, even amid increasing anticipation.

PM Lee added in a Facebook post, ahead of the budget debate today, that it will be the fourth-generation ministers who will draft the Government’s agenda for the President’s Address which will be delivered when parliament re-opens in May. This will “give Singaporeans a better sense of them and their thoughts,” according to the PM:

“The Year of the Dog will be a busy one. The Budget debate starts today, followed by the Committee of Supply. After that, Parliament will prorogue for a mid-term break, and re-open in May. The President’s address at the opening of Parliament will set out the Government’s programme for the rest of this term.
“I am asking the fourth-generation Ministers to draft the Government’s agenda for the President’s address. It will give Singaporeans a better sense of them and their thoughts.
“I will reshuffle the Cabinet after Parliament prorogues, to give the younger members more exposure and responsibility. This way, my successor will be supported by a stronger and more experienced team, committed to leading Singapore to a better and brighter future.”

The PM’s latest comments echo his earlier remarks in January when he had said the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle will be “a significant step in exposing and building the new team of leaders”.

Indicating that he would like to handover his duties to his successor after the next General Election, which must be held by 15 Jan 2021, PM Lee had also confirmed that he is not expecting any deputy prime ministers to be appointed during the next cabinet reshuffle.

Celebrated an early Chap Goh Mei dinner with MPs, community leaders, and guests at the Istana last night. The actual day…

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Monday, 26 February 2018


  1. Makes no difference; our quality of life is not going to get better when our island is beseiged with third world trash while the cost of living keeps going up. The 4G Ministers and Ministers of State will each continue to be paid millions every year for on the job training to get more exposure and responsibility, along with SQ First Class junket trips thrown in. This is the outcome when 70% cast their votes with their eyes closed and their minds fixed.

  2. 4G or 5G etc… leadership can wait.
    The most Urgent matter is settle the “SG GREATEST SHOW”
    Also LWL n LSY been invited by CROOKED COUPLE aka The Dishonorable Son n Monkey Biz Old Woman to their Annual Reunion Dinner. ???

  3. Give all sorts of fancy names. Who cares? We know this crop won’t give good harvest. Looks like more blood and sweat from the animal farm. The Pigs in power will keep selling koyo and the slaves will keep slaving. The leeches in between will be sucking our blood.

  4. Please stop screwing our lives. You have done so much irreparable damage and the right thing for you to do is to step down now. Not a single one of your 4G ministers are worthy of being ministers much less a PM.
    Chan Chun Sing is definitely not ministerial material.
    Please do Singapore a favour by resigning together with all of them.

  5. Pinkie has failed big time miserably even though he has been working longer than a decade on this 4G succession issue which is very important to Pinkyland’s future! Now he is needing even more time to sort it out and have a limited and feasible choice among his potential line up. Such an incompetent Leeder……..

  6. Whatever fancy pansy names 4g, 5g, 6g..whatever G they are called.. the only G I know are all GOOD FOR NOTHING useless bloody sucking greedy monsters! Unless all gets fired and replace with new brains heart and soul for Singaporeans otherwise all shit folks playing musical chairs.

  7. Your sister is right to call you dishonourable. You talked about succession when you were installed as PM.. How many years ago? A
    So many years have passed and you have been doing bugger all.
    LHL, you are truly dishonourable . Take so much of taxpayers’ money and you have not done any work. And have so many ministers in your office amd 2 deputies.
    Truly Dishonourable. Your siblings are right about you..

  8. PAP choosing their next generation. Not an issue with Singaporeans. It is an internal party issue. When they make such announcements–the decision has already been made.
    Kee chiu will be given his chance of being a seat warmer who must have agreed to the terms he was offered. Kee Chiu will vacate the position so that the Clown’s son can take over–cementing the Lee Dynasty.

    All this is pre-planned and already decided.