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Minister Heng Swee Keat’s wife to become NHB CEO – conflict of interest?

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CNA reported that Chang Hwee Nee will be appointed as the new National Heritage Board’s (NHB) CEO starting from 1 May. NHB comes under the puriew of MCCY.

MCCY says Mdm Chang has a “strong interest in Singapore’s heritage”.

Mdm Chang is in fact the wife of Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. She is currently the Deputy Secretary at MND. (See this report: http://bit.ly/2nJ3awz)

It’s not known if there would be any conflict of interest by appointing Heng’s wife to lead a statutory board.

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For example, if the government decided to cut its fiscal budget so as not to risk a GST increase but Mdm Chang firmly opposes any cuts coming from NHB’s side, would her husband, Minister Heng, back down?

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