Khaw breaks arm, Vivian Balakrishnan to be acting Transport minister

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Foreign minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has been appointed as the Acting minister for Transport after Transport minister Khaw Boon Wan suffered an injury last week.

In a statement from the prime minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday (25 February), a spokesperson said that Khaw 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,” said the PMO spokesperson.

The spokesperson added that Dr Balakrishnan’s appointment 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 Baey Yam Keng will also assist Dr Balakrishnan on other transport matters and in the Committee of Supply (COS) debate.

The COS debate commences on Tuesday.

Late last month, Khaw met his Malaysian counterpart Anthony Loke in Singapore for what he called a “heart-to-heart discussion” about ongoing aviation issues between the two countries.

Malaysia and the Republic have also been embroiled in a maritime dispute over the latter’s territorial waters off Tuas.


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