Minister, Prime Minister's Office Swee Say Lim of Singapore

Lim received his early education at Catholic High School and National Junior College.
Lim has a long association with the development of the IT sector in Singapore since the 1970s.
Lim was also engaged in the economic development of Singapore in the 1990s.
In 1996, Lim joined the People's Action Party (PAP) and became involved with the labour movement.
Mr Lim has been a member of the PAP Central Executive Committee since 1999, and chaired the Young PAP from 2000 to 2004.
Lim is married to Elaine Cheong Siew Boon and they have a daughter and a son.
including one that helps executives re-skill for a new industry.
costs down - Mr Lim said for now, this would likely not be implemented.
Mr Lim was actively involved with the development of information technology since the 1970's.
Mr Lim was also actively involved in the economic development of Singapore in the 1990s.
Mr Lim was first elected a member of the PAP Central Executive Committee in 1999, and chaired the Young PAP from 2000 to 2004.
Mr Lim is married to Ms Elaine Cheong, a software engineer and computer sales manager who gave up her career in 1991 to take care of their daughter Shu Ming and son Wen Zhe.
Recently Minister Lim has been on the news persuading workers not to ask for higher wages as it will worsen inflation.
Mr Lim was responding to a question at a dialogue on why the Government was raising ERP rates by as much as $2 and adding five new gantries from July7 in a climate of rising inflation.
Mr Lim said Transport Minister Raymond Lim had told Parliament previously the Government does not make any money from the ERP increase.
In a statement, Mr Lim said that the bank had not consulted with the DBS Staff Union on other alternatives to cut costs.
In August 2004, Mr Lim was appointed Minister in the Prime Ministers Office and Second Minister for National Development.
Minister Lim said ,China has Deng Xiao Ping, Singapore has Lee Kuan Yew and thats why we have been growing as a nation.
A grassroots helper in her 40s once said to me, Mr Lim is a.
Apart from venturing into freelancing, Mr Lim said tripartite partners are ready to ramp up their existing Employment and Employability Programme, including one that helps executives re-skill for a new industry.
As for concerns about CPF cuts – a social security scheme to keep business costs down – Mr Lim said for now, this would likely not be implemented.
Minister Office and Second Minister for National Development.
Mr Lim joined the People’s Action Party (PAP) in 1996.
Mr Lim said NTUC does not “demand zero retrenchment” because it knows “that at times it is better to let go some workers so the remaining workers can survive and keep their jobs, rather than the business fail and all workers lose their jobs.
Looking beyond what he called a 'painful' but 'unavoidable' development, Mr Lim said yesterday that he believed the new focus of the two companies would bring greater opportunities for them as well as media professionals.
Mr Lim said the labour movement will stand in unity with the government and employers to help protect jobs and create growth for Singapore.
Lim was assigned overseas twice to supervise the construction of NOL's new ships - Denmark (1972-1974) and Japan (1976-1977.
Lim was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Kebun Baru (1980-1991.
Lim was Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Labour (1987-1991) and Deputy Speaker of Parliament (1989-1991.
Lim has been a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office since 1993 October.
In 2007, Lim was appointed Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on Ageing to oversee issues related to Singapore’s rapidly ageing population.
Lim was Chairman of the National Productivity Board (1991-2003), later known as the Productivity and Standards Board and subsequently the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING Singapore.
Lim was also Chairman of the Skills Development Council (1999-2002.
Lim was twice Chairman of the Cost Review Committee to look into cost of living in Singapore (CRC1993 and CRC1996.
Lim has a distinguished career with the trade union in Singapore.
Lim is Chairman of NTUC Eldercare since 2000 and Deputy Chairman of Singapore Labour Foundation since 1997.
Right from the start, Lim was involved in industrial relations.
Lim was instrumental in pushing for a flexible wage system to help older workers keep their jobs and to preserve jobs during difficult economic times.
Through his quiet leadership, Lim built up close rapport and trust with the union leaders.
Lim is known among union leaders for speaking the truth, even when it hurts.
In 1996 August, Lim was conferred the honorary Doctor of Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) for his significant role in developing and fostering the tripartite relationship among government, employers and workers in Singapore.
In November of the same year, Lim received the honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from his alma master, the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne for his "combined academic distinction, business acumen, political commitment and social concern.
Lim was also the Executive Secretary of SMMWU(1981-1991) and advisor to 11 unions affiliated to the NTUC.
In an exclusive one-hour interview with NTUC News, Mr Lim said he is privileged and grateful to be given the opportunity by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Mr Lim Boon Heng to serve the labour movement again.
Speaking at the Dot-community Asia conference held on Thursday, Lim said the government realizes that companies need to engage actively in e-transactions in order to reap the real benefits of the Internet.
Lim said that the number of registered Web sites increased by more than 50 times over the past five years to exceed 16,000 Web sites by end of last year.
higher wages as it will worsen inflation.
With the changes in the electoral boundaries, Mr Lim says some of his current GRC team members have been active in other wards and he expects some redeployment.
Mr Lim is also impressed with the current crop of new PAP candidates.
With the introductions in full swing, Mr Lim says the response about the new candidates from his grassroots leaders has been encouraging.
information technology in Singapore since the 1970¡¯s.
Communications and Information Technology.
Mr Lim had said: “It is regrettable because trust takes a long time to build but a short time to destroy.