Changes to Cabinet and other appointments

22 August 2016

 

The Prime Minister will make changes to his Cabinet and other political appointments. Annex A gives the details of the appointments and changes. These changes will take effect on 22 August 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will relinquish his appointment as the Covering Minister for Finance.

Mr Heng Swee Keat will resume his responsibilities as Minister for Finance.

Mr Lawrence Wong will be appointed as the Second Minister for Finance, concurrently with his present appointment as Minister for National Development.

Ms Sim Ann will be appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and relinquish her appointment in the Ministry of Finance. She remains Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

 

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
SINGAPORE
22 AUGUST 2016

 

+++++++

ANNEX A

CABINET AND OTHER OFFICE HOLDERS

MINISTRY

MINISTER

MINISTER OF STATE

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY

Prime Minister's Office

 

Mr Lee Hsien Loong

(Prime Minister)

 

 Mr Heng Chee How

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

Mr Teo Chee Hean@

(DPM and Coordinating Minister for National Security)

 

Mrs Josephine Teo#@

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam@

(DPM and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies)

Mr Sam Tan#@

(Minister of State)

 

 

Mr Khaw Boon Wan#

(Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport)

 

 

 

Mr Chan Chun Sing@

(Minister, PMO)

 

 

 

 

 

MINISTRY

MINISTER

MINISTER OF STATE

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY

Defence

 

Dr Ng Eng Hen

 Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

 

Mr Ong Ye Kung#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

Foreign Affairs 

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan@

Mrs Josephine Teo#@

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

 

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

Home Affairs

Mr K Shanmugam#

 

Mr Desmond Lee#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

Mr Amrin Amin

(Parliamentary Secretary)

Trade and Industry

Mr Lim Hng Kiang+

(Minister for Trade and Industry [Trade])

Dr Koh Poh Koon#

(Minister of State)

Ms Low Yen Ling#

(Parliamentary Secretary)

 

Mr S Iswaran+

(Minister for Trade and Industry [Industry])

Ms Sim Ann#*

(Senior Minister of State)

 

Finance

 

Mr Heng Swee Keat@

Ms Indranee Rajah#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

Mr Lawrence Wong#*

(Second Minister)

 

 

 

 

MINISTRY

MINISTER

MINISTER OF STATE

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY

Manpower

Mr Lim Swee Say

Mr Teo Ser Luck#

(Minister of State)

 

Mr Sam Tan#@

(Minister of State)

Transport

Mr Khaw Boon Wan#

Mrs Josephine Teo#@

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

 

Mr Ng Chee Meng#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

National Development

Mr Lawrence Wong#*

Mr Desmond Lee#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

 

Dr Koh Poh Koon#

(Minister of State)

 

Communications and Information

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim@

 

Mr Chee Hong Tat#

(Minister of State)

 

 

 

Dr Janil Puthucheary#@

(Minister of State)

 

 

 

MINISTRY

MINISTER

MINISTER OF STATE

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY

Environment and Water Resources

Mr Masagos Zulkifli@

Dr Amy Khor#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

Law

Mr K Shanmugam#

Ms Indranee Rajah#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

Health

Mr Gan Kim Yong@

Dr Amy Khor#

(Senior Minister of State)

 

 

 

Dr Lam Pin Min

(Minister of State)

 

 

 

Mr Chee Hong Tat#

(Minister of State)

 

Education

Mr Ng Chee Meng #%

(Acting Minister for Education [Schools))

Dr Janil Puthucheary#@

(Minister of State)

A/P Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim#

(Parliamentary Secretary)

 

Mr Ong Ye Kung#%

(Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills))

 

 

Ms Low Yen Ling#

(Parliamentary Secretary)

Social and Family Development

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin@

 

A/P Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim#

(Parliamentary Secretary)

Culture, Community and Youth

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien@

Ms Sim Ann#*

(Senior Minister of State)

Mr Baey Yam Keng

(Parliamentary Secretary)

 

 

MAYORS

North East CDC

Mr Teo Ser Luck#

(Appointed 31 May 2009)

 

 

South East CDC

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#

(Appointed 27 May 2011)

 

 

North West CDC

Dr Teo Ho Pin

(Appointed 24 Nov 2001)

 

 

South West CDC

Ms Low Yen Ling#

(Appointed 27 May 2014)

 

 

Central Singapore CDC

Ms Denise Phua

(Appointed 27 May 2014)

 

 

 

^ Promotion

* Change of Appointment

# Concurrent Appointment

 

@ Concurrent responsibilities of Appointment Holders:

Mr Teo Chee Hean – Strategy Group, Public Service Division, National Security Coordination Secretariat, National Population and Talent Division and National Climate Change Secretariat. Also assists PM in National Research Foundation matters

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Monetary Authority of Singapore. Also assists PM in Productivity Fund Administration Board matters

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim – Muslim Affairs and Cyber Security

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan – Smart Nation Project Office

Mr Gan Kim Yong – Aging Issues

Mr Heng Swee Keat – National Research Foundation matters (assisting Mr Teo Chee Hean)

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien – Municipal Services Office

Mr Chan Chun Sing – People’s Association

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin – CDC Matters (assisting Mr Chan Chun Sing)

Mr Masagos Zulkifli – Muslim Affairs (assisting Dr Yaacob Ibrahim)

Mrs Josephine Teo – Population Matters (assisting Mr Teo Chee Hean)

Mr Sam Tan – REACH

Dr Janil Puthucheary – Smart Nation Project Office (assisting Dr Vivian Balakrishnan)

 

+Explicit responsibilities assigned within Ministry of Trade and Industry

Mr Lim Hng Kiang – Economic Development Board, Jurong Town Corporation, Department of Statistics, Competition Commission of Singapore

Mr S Iswaran – Agency for Science Technology and Research, Energy Market Authority, Hotel Licensing Board, Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa Development Corporation, International Enterprise Singapore, SPRING Singapore
 

%Explicit responsibilities assigned within Ministry of Education

Mr Ng Chee Meng – Pre-school Education, Special Education, General Education (Primary, Secondary, Junior Colleges/Centralised Institutes)

Mr Ong Ye Kung – Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Polytechnics, Universities, Private Education Institutions, Continuing Education and Training, Skills Upgrading and Workforce Training
 

All changes are as of 22 Aug 2016.