Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has been appointed as the Acting Minister for Transport in Singapore-Malaysia Bilateral Negotiations. Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan is on extended medical leave.

Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan is on extended medical leave after fracturing his left arm in a fall last week. He is currently warded receiving treatment and will resume duties when he is able to do so, probably after several weeks.

In the meantime, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has been appointed as the Acting Minister for Transport. This ensures that the ongoing discussions with Malaysia on several transport matters will continue to be well coordinated.

Senior Minister of State Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State Dr Janil Puthucheary and Senior Parliamentary Secretary Mr Baey Yam Keng will assist Minister Balakrishnan on other transport matters and in the Committee of Supply debate.

Source: Prime Minister's Office