Lim Hwee Hua is first woman minister
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
The Straits Times

FROM April 1, a woman will join the ranks of Singapore's top political leadership as a full minister.

Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, 50, will become a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, as well as Second Minister in both the Finance and Transport ministries, where she has been Senior Minister of State since last year.

Mrs Lim's promotion marks the end of a long wait for Singapore's first woman minister.



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