Singapore 's new cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, was sworn into office on May 21, in the witness of President S. R. Nathan.

At the ceremony, Lee said the government’s policies will be adjusted in accord with the spirit of the times and the aspirations of the Singaporean people.

The new cabinet of the island country sees a fresh injection of new faces and the retirement of nine ministers, including Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, 87, and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 70.

Lee has opted for a smaller cabinet, with only 15 ministers - down from the previous 21. The average age is 53, down from 59./.