New members appointed to Presidential Council for Minority Rights

New members appointed to Presidential Council for Minority Rights

President Tony Tan Keng Yam has appointed four new members to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. They will serve a three-year term.

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has appointed four new members to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. They will serve a three-year term.

The new appointees are Attorney-General Steven Chong; Singapore's Ambassador to the US, Professor Chan Heng Chee; former president of Singapore's Law Society, Mr Philip Jeyaretnam; and Dean of the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Mr Barry Desker.

Three members have also been re-appointed, Archbishop Nicholas Chia, Mr JY Pillay and Mr Othman bin Haron Eusofe.

The council will consider matters affecting any racial or religious community that are referred to them by Parliament or the government.

The Presidential Council of Minority Rights consists of 17 members in total.

Source: CNA/ac

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