Lim Hwee Hua to retire from politics

Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, who was part of the PAP team that lost in the General Election for Aljunied GRC, will not contest in the 2016 election.

She will instead leave it for someone younger as she will be 57 years old. Singapore's first woman cabinet minister will be taking a break for now, and is considering moving back into the corporate sector, although the decision is not final.

She was speaking at a press conference this morning when she made the announcement.

The Second Minister for Finance revealed that she was surprised by the result in Aljunied, even though the PAP had expected a close fight.

She said she could not have done anything differently in her Serangoon Gardens division that could have helped the PAP team win in Aljunied.

Mrs Lim believes that people feel they are not being listened to sufficiently and that the party makes policies based on their intellect and does not seem to listen.

She also added that she will continue to contribute to women's issues.